“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
For many people, the new year is a time to hope and plan for the next twelve months. Goals are set, vision is casted, and preparations for what’s to come are set in motion. There’s excitement when we envision "the next". I like to also take time to reflect on the previous year. The goals I have yet to meet, areas where I needed to be more aligned with God’s word, and times I blindly missed my assignments.
I do a hard assessment of the past twelve months; and most of the time, I can see places where I lost sight of God or gave my attention away to something meaningless. I take inventory of the moments I missed God in Heaven because I was paying too much attention to the gods on earth. Perhaps, you have taken this same inventory for yourself.
As we enter into a new year, let's put our focus on things above, where Christ is.