Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 1 Peter 1:13, NIV
Have you ever been so distracted that you walked into another room and wondered why you were there? No one likes to admit it, but I think this happens more frequently than people like to admit. This world is filled with so many things that can “occupy” our thoughts that we become “preoccupied,” and lose focus on what we are doing and Who is really important.
Who is in your head? Who occupies your thoughts? Who or what do you think about most? Peter told us to keep our minds alert and sober, and to occupy our thoughts with the coming hope offered by the Lord Jesus Christ. Instead of letting troubles and temptations dominate our thinking, we should learn to push those thoughts out with the truths of Scripture.
Colossians 3:2-4 says, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
Begin the practice of reverent meditation on the being of God. A. W. Tozer