“You have been raised to life with Christ. Now set your heart in what is in heaven, where Christ rules at God’s right side. Think about what is up there, not about what is here on earth.” – Colossians 3:1-3 (CEV Translation)
I have been thinking last night about my priorities – about what I have been focusing on, or what I have been doing. I can’t help but embrace the ideas that wrap themselves around me – thinking that there’s room for a more comfortable life here on Earth. I’ve stuck to that idea…and I know I want it. I know I want to be more prosperous, gain more success and praise, to be a shining light to others a lot more…
But is that where it should be?
Where is my heart?
It might be fleeting away. It might be getting trapped into the lies saying something better is waiting for me here. It might be fooled by the ideals and principles of humanity around me, saying, “We can do something about this world. We can make it better.”
I happened to have stumbled upon Colossians 3, saying, “set your heart on what is in heaven. Think about what is up there, not what is here on earth.” Which just proves all my thoughts about this. We are so getting focused on what’s going on here…that we never realize that our hearts are being swayed and losing sight of our true home.
And it’s hard. It’s hard when everyone else are just so focused on having a founded life here on earth. It’s hard when they forget about Heaven, being our real home, and so you flow through life following their standards.
I’ve been too focused on my studies, on how we could live more satisfied here, that I am forgetting about my real home.
I’ve been reading blogs from my fellow Christians, and some part of me thinks that…. maybe they are slowly forgetting about that hope, too, because of all the things they focus on.
How about you? Where is your heart?
Is it set in the reality of our true home?
Or is it still grounded here on Earth – all of it, which our eyes can see, but all of it, which will soon fade away?
*Note: My birthday is tomorrow. Yay! :)