Is your mind on ‘a mist’?
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Col. 3:2).
We are so easily distracted by some of the simplest things. So many of us view this life as the end-all-be-all, when in reality, it’s really a super short.
In fact, the Bible tells us in James 4:14: “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”
Did you catch that? A mist. Have you ever sprayed a spray bottle full of water and just watched it in the sunlight? It’s really mesmerizing, if you focus and really study it, but it’s gone fairly quickly.
The same thing applies to our own lives. We are only here for a short amount of time. We need to make the best use of our time. The Bible also tells us why it’s so important to make that a priority. “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16).
There is going to come a day when all that we’ve done is going to be reviewed, and honestly, if Christ has not forgiven you, has not covered your sin in His mercy and grace, it’s over for you. But the wonderful thing about the Gospel is that we have a chance at redemption. In order for that to become a reality, though, we must follow the admonition of the Scriptures. We must set our minds on things that are above and not on things that are here on earth.
So today, as you walk out through this day, I want to challenge and encourage you to seek Jesus while he may be found (Isaiah 55:6). I can promise you, everything will change when you do this.