Do not set your mind on high things?

“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

What can this really mean? Do not set your mind on being CEO? Do not set your mind on being The President of your country? How does one determine what is high and what is low?

We can’t just take half of a verse and expect to understand it! We must take a look at the other half. It says “.. but associate with the humble.”

So the Apostle Paul is not saying we should not be willing to do “great” things! He is not saying that it is wrong to desire to have great influence! I believe he is saying that we should not be too high minded to associate with common people! In other words no matter how blessed you get, never lose touch of how things are with those who don’t have.

Loosing strength in my right arm and leg has made me so much more compassionate for those who are physically limited in one way or the other! Associating with the humble is a great we to continually learn humility.

Yes I decided to share a little about what I meditated on today. I’ll continue with my updates tomorrow.

How my typical day looks like.

  • Morning devotion and prep for school and children go to school – 6:30 – 9am. I’m involved with everything.
  • I help to make and eat breakfast – 9 – 10am
  • Exercises and prayer walk and scripture declarations – 10 – 11am
  • Nap (if any) or make Nigeria bound calls! – 11 – 1pm
  • Lunch prep and eating – I help Olu so that I can get to exercise my hands. 1pm – 3pm
  • Check my emails and website and blog – 2:30 – 3:00
  • Prepare and walk to pick the boys from school – 3:00 – 4:00
  • Talk to the boys and answer questions and do another round of exercises and blogging – 4 – 6:30
  • Check more computer stuff? Read scriptures, entertain a guest if any, have dinner- 6:30 – 8:00
  • Bed time – 10:00pm
  • So that’s the frame work. If there are doctors appointments, we just slot them in!

I have a verse I meditate on each day! Keeps me focused on God!

Thanks for reading.


Author: Ade

A passionate follower of Jesus Christ, husband of a beautiful wife, father of two boys, and a pastor of a very loving church family. I love to play around with websites, blogs and also love reading.

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