Are You Struggling With Something in Your Life?
What Does It Mean to Set Your Minds on Things Above?
We were created with emotions, but they were never meant to be our leader. What do I mean by that?
Emotions should be a signal to turn you attention to Jesus. Ask what he has to say about the situation.
Take a few moments to just listen for his answer.
Did he give you a word or show you a picture? Write it down.
Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Look at what you wrote down.
Does it line up with Philippians 4:8? Is it true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable...?
Does it encourage you, draw you into connection with God, or comfort you?
YES! Then ask God to align your heart and mind to what he has to say about the situation.
No? If your impression doesn't line up with God's character or his word, try again.
Give Yourself Grace. Learning to hear from God takes practice.
Ask Jesus to give you the next step to move forward.
Trust him to help you.
Remember to thank him for his help.
Still Not Sure? Or Need Help?
Don't do this journey alone.
Talk to a parent, mentor, youth leader, or your pastor.