Set your mind on good things

Colossians 3:12-14 (AMP)
12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified
and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].
13 Be gentle
and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive].
14 And above all these [put on] love
and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].

Some of us have difficult situations in our relationships, but it won’t do us any good if we allow the situation to make us mean, bitter, and resentful.  We do not want to become hard hearted.  We have to be determined to let God’s goodness flow through us.  It may be that we are the ones who needs to be easier to get along with.  If that is the case then make it your priority to become a kind and patient person.  Sometimes the person in the relationship who needs to change is you (and me).  Sometimes we mistreat people because we think we are better than they are.

We are to put on love. It’s better to set our mind on the good things someone does rather than all of the things they do not or cannot do.  We need to set our mind on things that are above – think about the kind of things that God would think about.  Set your mind to have Godly character and represent God well.  Don’t just go to church but act like a Christian.

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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