Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
What does it mean to 'set your mind' on something? Perhaps to be solidified in the fact that you will not allow something else to distract you. You have a goal or purpose you want to accomplish and you just make up your mind you will complete it.
How easy it is to let the winds of change in society to bring us down. The world tries to change the meaning of the Bible to make immoral behavior okay. You as a believer have to be guided by the truth you know to be true. You don't allow outside influences to make you waiver. You set your mind to do what you know to be right regardless of what society does. Setting your mind on 'things above' definitely can keep you encouraged.
Proverbs 4:25 is also a very helpful verse in 'setting your mind' to do something in it says "Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you." It is like a runner in a race makes up his or her mind they will finish the course in front of them or 'set their mind' to do this regardless. Whatever you are facing and you feel overwhelmed or discouraged know that God is there to see you through. Keep looking to the cross.
PRAYER: Lord at times I get discouraged and feel like the task ahead of me is too big or too overwhelming. Maybe I feel inadequate but I know that with your strength and by keeping my mind focused on scripture I will be okay. Thank you. In Jesus' name. Amen.