One of the statements any ball player hears, and it’s one that I heard A LOT when I played ball, was where’s your head at? You’ll see a player out on the field, looking like they are thinking about everything under the sun, except the game, and then not be ready when something happens.
It’s cute when my 6-year-old is in the outfield picking flowers.
Not so cute when someone that’s been playing ball for years is just not paying attention.
Sometimes in life, in our walk with the Jesus, we have to ask ourself where is our head at? What are we thinking about? What are we focusing on? What is taking up the majority of our thoughts?
Listen to what Paul tells us in Colossians this morning:
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. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
Paul tells us to keep our heads on things above. Set your sights on the realities of heaven. Focus on eternity and what will last forever. What is hidden with Christ, but that is real. It is what counts. It is what matters most.
Your life is in Christ. Do not forget that.
Even if things are bad, your life is in Christ.
Even in the midst of tragedy, your life is in Christ.
Even when friends betray you, your life is in Christ.
Even when you feel all alone, your life is in Christ.
Even when work or family or everything seems to fall down upon you, your life is in Christ.
Even when life is good and perfect and easy, your life is in Christ.
In the good, and in the bad, in the easy and in the hard, in the laughter, in the tears, in it all, your life is in Christ.
Never forget where your life is found. Never forget where you need to keep your head at. Never forget what truly matters. Never forget your life. It’s found in Jesus. At all times and in all things and at all places, it’s found in Jesus.
Never forget where life is found.