There are two Kingdoms.
The kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world.
You need to learn to recognize the differences between them.
You need to keep the kingdoms separated in your heart, mind, and life.
There are tensions. The tensions are between the kingdoms.
The tensions are at the boundaries where the two kingdoms meet.
The tensions are not in your heart or mind. They should not be. They dare not be.
Do not internalize the tensions and the struggles.
When your heart is divided, you internalize the tensions.
When you internalize the tensions, it divides your heart.
It works both ways.
The tensions are not in your mind and heart.
The tensions are where the kingdoms meet.
The tensions are between the kingdom of this world and the Kingdom of God.
The tensions are between two loyalties. Either to this world or to God.
Be fully committed in your own mind. Then you will have peace of mind.
Keep your heart with all diligence. Then you will be settled on the issues of life.
Commit your life to the kingdom of God and you will have peace of heart.
Keep the tensions at the boundaries between the kingdoms.
The tensions are real and are meant to be there.
When you internalize the struggle you allow the Devil to sow doubt in your mind.
The renewing of your mind gives discernment to understand the implications of the two kingdoms.
We have the mind of Christ.
Jesus Christ is made to us wisdom……
I Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us:
Wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness
And all these things will be added unto you.