It’s too easy to drift in the oceans of stress, fear and hatred floating in today’s waters. If you’re not careful, you’ll drown. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is where it’s at — because it isn’t. You don’t need to stress, worry or fret – nothing down here can harm you because it’s all beneath you anyway.

Reign in your mind and heart and you’ll be just fine. Even a brief look at four sentences can change your life forever, and move you forward, where you need to be. Head space – and heart treasures – matter immensely.

These four sentences will set you free – and keep you living free – if only you’re willing to own them. Here they are, in all their glorious power, especially for you:

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” — Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)

When you give your life to Christ, you die to yourself – and are supernaturally raised with him in victory. What this means is that you are no longer to follow the standards and interests before knowing him. Once you accept Christ, you follow whatever interests him – not yourself, not others, and nothing in this world. All of the opinions and things that used to consume your time and energy are now beneath you. That’s the way you are now supposed to live. The only opinion and agenda that now matters is that of Jesus Christ. If you aren’t living this way, you’re missing out.

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HEART AND MIND SHAPE EVERYTHING

Pay more attention to what you think and treasure. The only opinions of people that matter are those whose minds and hearts are set on God’s perspective. Those are the kinds of friends and friendships you need and want. They’ll help you become the very best version of you possible.

Your life, job, every relationship, and your use of financial and material resources – everything about you – will be directly impacted by real faith in Jesus. If your faith is real, then you need to live each day as if everything that’s at odds with Christ and his agenda is beneath you.

How are you doing? Have you been thinking this is where it’s at? It isn’t at all. I’d love to hear from YOU.

THINK. PRAY. LIVE: LORD GOD, please help me to put my entire life in your hands, with your perspective. Help me to live like the things down here really are beneath me – because they really are.

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Michael Anthony, CourageMatters.comA Call For Courage, Michael Anthony I'm a husband, father, inspirational speaker, podcaster, blogger, and Lead Pastor of Genesis Church, in York, Pennsylvania, where I live among farm animals and snack foods. I'm the author of A Call for Courage: Living With Power, Truth and Love In An Age of Intolerance and Fear (Thomas Nelson Publishers), and the soon to be released Courageous Life™ Motivational Planner. Both are available wherever books are sold. Send speaking, interview, and guest appearance inquiries to info@couragematters.com. , or click here and do your thing. For keynote speaking, interview and guest appearance inquiries, contact info@couragematters.com.
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