Someone today is waking to a set of circumstances that are trying to define you.
When we feel blessed by God then we feel close to Him and we generally are in a good state of heart and mind. Our emotions are healthy and our thoughts are positive. If you don’t believe me then just wait till the next time God answers your prayer!
What happens when we don’t feel blessed by God?
What happens when others weigh us down with their expectations and instructions?
If you have been reading through these last 2 chapters then you will know why the Apostle says the following, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3 v 1-4)
Christ is above everything.
He is not just above the creation and universe. Water has been found on the moon. Who put it there? He is above the moon and stars. But He is also above what I face today when I don’t think I can breathe anymore, He is my breath.
Christ is at the right hand of God.
He is not a secondary agent of God. A messenger or a prophet. He is God and the image of God that we see and know. There is no other name higher than His name. He has all authority.
Christ is seated.
He isn’t working to create a plan that will save the world. He has finished that work.
So how does this impact you?
This is not the worst day
When your circumstance says this is the most awful thing to happen to me, it isn’t. Terrible that it might be but actually your spiritual death was the worst. You left that behind when you came to Christ.
This circumstance does not have the final word over my life.
People may look at you and characterise you, pigeon-hole you, judge you and malign you even. But this life and the set of circumstances that you are going through are not where your life truly abides. You are hidden in Christ.
The final impact is a shared one.
Christ and you will appear together. This life isn’t it! There is more. A future life where the real you will be and will be made known.
So if today isn’t a great one then don’t look down, look up, as that’s where you actually are.