I Peter 1:13 So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ.
Thinking clearly requires investing time and energy into getting to know God's ways. It means that we value highly God's instruction and guidance. It means that we value highly our relationship with the Lord. Having a right attitude towards God and His ways does not just happen. It is not something that we can categorize and do when we want to. It is the way we live. It is involving the Lord in all we do.
Thinking clearly about our relationship with God is not an option; it's an absolute necessity if we are going to please Him. Far too many people who claim fellowship with God do not have a clear mind when it comes to understanding what it means to live in relationship with Him. God commands our best efforts at holy living. He is never pleased with the leftovers. He does not accept anything other than being the number one priority of our lives.
When we think clearly about our souls, we will exercise self-control. We won't fall prey to our sinful desires. We will be able to say no to sin as it tries to weasel itself into our hearts and minds. We will learn the secret to successful living in Christ.
The Lord rewards greatly those who know how to think clearly and exercise self-control in their lives.
Are you thinking clearly about spiritual things? Do you exercise consistent self-control over sin in your life?