Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3 NIV
When you have given your life to Christ, you become a changed person. For most of us this does not happen overnight. It is a gradual change. What makes the change possible is where we put our focus. Paul recommended to the Colossians to set their minds on heavenly things. Don’t worry about climbing the ladder to earthly success. Climb the heavenly ladder because we have died to sin, and we are now Christ’s.