What is Your Mindset for 2021?
2020 has been like a roller coaster ride. It was a challenging year and at the same time a year of blessings. Maybe you don't agree with me but let's look at some of the positive things.
We faced many challenges in the way we are used to living. We were forced to work from home, and how great the feeling to just get up in the morning and not have to dress up and travel 1 hour to the office.
Schools were closed and parents were forced to learn how to use a computer and help home school their children. Though it has been tough we have learned to appreciate our teachers and understand the stresses our children go through.
Churches were closed for a long period of time. Pastors had to do Facebook live services and zoom meetings to have members and visitors connect and stay focused on God. People made sidewalk and lawn visits just to say hello to others. It was an overflow of Koinonia in the midst of all the isolation.
This year began with no changes, but I hope our mindsets have changed. You know the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." We need to change our mindsets and not allow negativity to take over. The word of God says in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose".
We are currently living unprecedented times that are filled with financial struggles, health struggles, loss, isolation, disconnection from others, and fear. All this can easily develop a negative mindset.
This is the time to renew our minds. In order to renew our minds we must set our minds on the things that are above. Colossians 3:2 clearly states "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth". 2nd
Corinthians 4:16 also tells us to not lose heart and that our inner self is being renewed day by day.
In order to renew our minds we must pursue God and allow ourselves to have an intimate relationship with Him. Lets not be anxious for anything but in every situation be in prayer so we may obtain peace that transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).
This should be our mindset - "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things". Philippians 4:8
What will you set your mind to think? Will you have a negative attitude or will you have a positive mindset in Christ?