“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.” Hebrews 3:1
In life there are many things that can call the attention of a person. They will demand that a person think about these things to some degree or more. Not all of these things are necessarily bad things to think about.
There are things that are good to think about such as: getting ready to go to work; doing a great job at work; how to cook a meal with what a person has; what clothing to put on in the morning; and taking time to pay the bills on time. These are just a few of the many things that are good.
However, not everything that a person thinks is a good thing. Many bad things can come up in the thinking such as: worrying about paying the bills; fretting over what to wear; thoughts of anger against a person; improper sexual thoughts; excessive thinking about any one thing; along with many other bad thoughts.
The author of Hebrews states that if you are sharing in the heavenly calling, you must fix your thoughts on Jesus. That heavenly calling is to follow Jesus and serve God with your whole life. Your thoughts are now to be on what Jesus wants.
Jesus is our high priest, the one who stands before God for you. He is the One who knows what God wants and is to guide you in what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.
Focusing all of your thoughts will keep you from focusing on what is bad or non-productive. It will help keep you from turning to sin.
This is not a one time, fix-it-forever type of thought. It is something that has to be done continually, over and over. Thoughts can come and go in a split second. Your focus needs to be on Jesus at all times.
Where are your thoughts today?
Are you focusing on the things and cares of this world?
Or are you thinking on Jesus and what He wants?
I pray today that you will turn your thoughts to Jesus; that God will fill you with His Holy Spirit to strengthen your thoughts; that you will not turn your thoughts to just things of this world; and that your thoughts will be with eternity in mind.