Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
Praise God! The world and its desires tries to pull us towards itself but these temporary pleasures are just for a short while and then vanishes off. We should not love the world or anything in the world because we do not belong to this world but to our loving Heavenly Father who has adopted us as sons and daughters into His family. Our permanent citizenship is in heaven where He dwells. Jesus is going to come soon and take us with Him, what a great joy it is to live with Him forever.
Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. James 4:4 We waste our precious time doing things that are of no worth in the sight of the Lord. We should get rid of the earthly ways and walk in the way that the Lord has planned for us. When Jesus lived as a man in this earth, He overcame the world and now He gives us grace to do the same.
In the spirit we have died, buried and raised up with Christ. The old self is gone and we are changed from worldly realm to heavenly realm. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, Colossians 1:13 Be careful about what occupies your mind, let our affection, mind and thoughts be on heavenly things. We should be interested more about the things of God and not worry about the things of this earth.