Sin's solution -> keeping eyes on Jesus. Keeping eyes on Jesus solution? (Colossians 2:23)

“These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in ​promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.” - Colossians 2:23



I wont use this as fodder for my “everyone needs one or two good vices” argument. Although I’d like to. Rather what I’d like to argue is that mere legalism - “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (vs. 21) - is no solution to sin.



Think about those people who win so many outward battles but lose the battle in their minds. This has always been a struggle for me, in all areas but lately more than anything with anger. I imagine running my electric bike into the cars that drive stupid (see the subtle objectifying of the people?). Then I imagine attaching large spikes on my bike AND THEN running into the cars so as to do more damage. Because I’m a moron. Simply not running into the cars does not make me want to teach them a lesson any less.



“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek ​the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. ​Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (3:1-2). Ah… here it is so clearly stated. Set your eyes on Jesus.



Now I feel like I’ve found the secret to not sinning - keeping your eyes on Christ. I’ve mentioned this before several times. And when I succeed at keeping the Lord the most important thing in my life I see this freedom from sin.



So now my question is, how do we keep on our eyes, minds, hearts, on the things that are above? Anyone have a solution?