When we ask somebody what’s on their mind, we mean, “What are you thinking about?” Typically when we ask this we can see that the person is in deep thought or they have asked for advice on something.
“Ok. What’s on your mind?”
“You look like you’re thinking about something. What’s on your mind?”
I don’t know if you are contemplating something right now, but I will ask you anyway: What’s on your mind? I’m not referring to a decision that might be weighing on you; I’m talking about your perspective.
Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your mind on things above, not on the things of earth.” This passage is referring to our perspective in life, whether we are focused on eternity or on the temporary.
When a person is focused on the temporary—the things of earth—he makes decisions based on the immediate. Choices are made that bring happiness or pleasure to himself, with little regard to the future. He becomes stingy with money, he keeps the gospel message to himself, and he focuses on meeting his own needs.
When a person is focused on the eternal—the things above—he makes decisions based on the bigger picture. Choices are made that bring honor and glory to God, with little regard to the present. He becomes generous with money, he shares the gospel message with everyone, and he focuses on meeting others’ needs.
So what’s on your mind? Is your mind focused on the eternal things of heaven or on the temporal things of earth?