If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2 NIV
Set your minds on things above, (amp. Keep your mind set on higher things) not on earthly things.
You can't bring heaven to earth looking around. You'll have to look up.
People want to look around and see what is going on in the world around them. All you'll see is natural imperfect people. But when you look up you see Jesus, your victory, your healing, your salvation, your deliverer, your joy, your peace etc etc.
Look up and think higher. BELIEVERS think bigger. Or they will not make as believers. They have been thinking so high that they don't need you to lift them up.... they live up!! People that have to be continually picked up are going to be people you pull and not people you can lead. A good follower is one that sets their mind on things above and not on things of the earth! Staying up and always ready to ascend higher! God always leads us up, higher and higher!
Colossians 3:2 NLT
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Colossians 3:2 NIV
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2 AMP
And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
Average is your enemy! To look around at the natural world you will only see average men and women. They will give you their average thoughts and ideas. However, we are no longer average! We now have been raised up together with Christ at the right hand of thefather! (Eph. 2:6) There is nothing average seated in the seat you now occupy! The world desires to fill our minds with average thoughts. And those thoughts must be viewed as your enemy!