“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” {Colossians 3:16, ESV}

Do you have an if / then circumstance you are waiting to happen?   If I get that great job, then I’ll give back and help others.  If God helps me out of this mess, then I’ll do what He’s calling me to do?  If I am healed, then I’ll believe God loves me.

There are times when I am reading scripture and I know that I’m simply required to do what the Word says and then my circumstances will change, my life will be blessed, and ultimately my faith grows.

Colossians three is that passage for me.

This chapter is about making a choice. Set your gaze to Christ and wear His truth every day.  Yes, as believers we know God is always with us, supplying all we need when we put our trust in Him but what does our responsibility in this relationship look like?

When we first came to Christ, there was a call or a stirring in our heart and then the decision to follow Christ.  But now, as mature believers, there is a responsibility “to do” even when we don’t feel like it. It’s a lot like an adult who does the responsible thing, instead of what can sometimes be the easier thing.

In the same way, as believers, we are constantly held in a tension of doing the right thing and dancing with the wrong things.   Sin has many alluring facets. There are those sins that are pretty easy to avoid like murder. Right? I don’t think many of us struggle with that one. But there are others that are a bit more sly, like lust, impure thoughts, comparison, or anger. Those tend to slip in unnoticed and invade our minds before we recognize their presence.

And although many of us could say we don’t struggle with walking in outright sin, I think we can all identify at times with those feelings of “Why do I do what I don’t want to do?”.  Why am I jealous of her? or unable to forgive them? or why does my mind so often get caught up in competition and comparison?

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I believe the scripture that says no temptation of sin will overtake us and the Lord, who is good and faithful,  will always provide a way out. {1 Corinthians 10:13, paraphrased}

What if a “way out” is for us to simply change our mind. Change our focus from whatever is tempting us to a stoic stare on God and what is holy.  A mind shift to fill it with more of God and His truth and less of the world.  To do what the Lord requires first and then trust that God will change, supply, or heal our situations! To start each and every day in the Word and in prayer for the renewing mind shift it supplies to soar with more holy ease through our days.

May you be kept in the perfect peace of God all the more as you set your minds on heavenly things today!

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Q: Do you have an area in your life that could use a mind shift?

Q: What one thing could you start doing today to help set your mind more on God and less on the things of this world?

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BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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