If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Paul instructs the church here to remember when the things of this world with its desires and affections start taking a greater hold on you than the things of God they all become out of balance with the Christian life. Thus when things of this world shine brighter than the things of God it always opens the door for a spiritual battle or weakening of the spirit.
Because we are fleshly being
there is always the capacity to allow this life to get us