The world who follows the prince of the air always works to take our attention away from the Lord. But God’s Word tells us “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col 3:1-2) We clearly are to keep our mind set on the Lord, and submit to the kingdom work He created for us (Eph 2:10). 

When our eyes are on the circumstances of this world that is not our home, then we can become discouraged or worse. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Pet 5:8) While we are to be vigilant and test the spirits, keep in mind that the Lord did “not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7).

So we are to “be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7). While we don’t have the power on our own to let go of our anxiety, the Lord does. He asks us to bring everything to Him in prayer humbly, and laying our worries at His feet, and to leave them there.

And again, we are to set our minds on things above. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Phil 4:8-9)