1 Peter 1:13
13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
There is a phrase that is used when people are caught up in life controlling issues, the phrase is “Stinkin – Thinkin.” While this phrase is often overused, abused, and misconstrued it does reflect a primary truth about who we are as broken sinners. Sinners whose minds are not functioning right, affected by the world we live in. As believers we are sinners who in Christ Jesus have been given a new hope, a new life, and new eyes to see and understand our life and our world a new way of thinkin.
In this passage of scripture, we are told to first to get our thinkin right, being sober-minded and clear headed. Well, the only way to achieve that is if we have focused our minds on the truth of God. God’s word is truth that we need for life, we can trust the words spoken, and because we have been given eyes of faith we can believe in what we do not see. If we fill our minds and focus our thinkin on these principles contained in scripture there will be little room left for any, doubts, worries, fears, anxieties, or confusion.
Second this passage tells us that as we to prepare our minds for right thinkin, we need an anchor, a goal, a motivation. A disciple’s life is completely consumed with the following the Master and desiring the greater promises of journey’s end. Our faith does not hold fast going from one moment to the next and living in the crisis of the day. Focusing on moments we are always looking for next anchor point for our hope. Our faith is a much stronger anchor that reaches into eternity. So, when we look about us and see the storms of the moment, we see our lifeline reaching past these moments to the promises of forever. We see the lifeline disappear into the future, and we know God will hold us fast, God has the other end of the lifeline and He will make certain you finish your journey. With the right thinkin we are now prepared to face all of life moment by moment. Living in faith and trusting God. When the stinkin thinkin comes knockin at your door hang out a sign that says no room in the inn, filled by thoughts of God.