Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 31, 2019

Ready For Action

“Therefore, with our minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:13 (HCSB)

Don’t know what your early morning is like, but I can guarantee it takes me too long to get ready and out the door. And if for some odd reason I dismiss my alarm, the scene gets very interesting. Even a little crazy if I have to admit it. Between straightening or curling my hair and putting on my face – let’s just say its quite a production. And the older I get, the more I seem to think I need to do. Just doesn’t make sense.

While I may find myself in high maintenance mode, I wonder how many times I cruise down the road without a single thought to what’s bouncing around in my head. Lots of things to do often clutters my brain within moments of getting into my car. Thousands of jumbled up thoughts attempting to steal away my attention for the day. Maybe you’ve experienced the same. Mindless chatter dominating a runaway conversation headed nowhere leaving us me vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks. Not exactly the best way to start our day.

Perfect solution – prepare our mind for action. That’s right – disciplining our thoughts protects us. When our list gets overwhelming rather than allow stress to defeat us, we can lean into the wisdom of our God. We can ask Him to help us prioritize our day. When those reoccurring thoughts of “I’m not good enough,” seek to sideline us, we can chose to confront Satan’s lies with the truth of God’s word. “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” When emotions loom large and clarity escapes us, we can rest in God’s peace by focusing our minds on Him and not our challenges.

I think we get the picture. The one who exercises healthy thought patterns will be equipped to defeat the enemy. We will be ready for whatever comes our way, and we won’t be an easy target for the one who seeks to devour us. Defeated is not the way I want to start my morning….I want to be alert, prepared and ready – it’s the best way to face a new day.

“Father, when my thoughts tend to take me down a not so kind path, reel them in and help me to discipline my mind so I will be ready for whatever a day brings.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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