"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth." - Colossians 3:1-2
Let’s face it. We really are what we think about and desire to have. Our mind is the GPS that points us to our “treasure” and our heart is the engine that carries us to our “prize.” Our mind determines the direction; our heart provides the drive.
In our new life, transformed by Jesus, it is his Spirit, speaking through our internal GPS, who gives the direction to “continue straight” or “turn right now.” For all those who “have been raised with Christ,” it is his Spirit who empowers us to continue on and complete the journey. When we make the wrong turn, accidentally or on purpose (or accidentally on purpose) the Spirit “recalibrates” the route to get us back on the right path.
Setting our hearts and minds “on things above” is not some mysterious endeavor maintained by secluded meditation. Paul explains, that this eternal direction and drive is secured by keeping “in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25) Make up your mind to follow hard after Jesus. If you do that, you will always be headed in the right direction for the right reasons.