Become Sober Minded

A sober mind is a highly functioning mind. To be sober-minded is to be alert, sharp in our thinking, and clearheaded. Spiritually speaking, it means to not be intoxicated by the world. Intoxication (of any kind) is dangerous— it means to be ignorant or brainless, and in the spiritual sense it means unholy thinking…thinking that is contradictory to God. And let’s face it, when we’re intoxicated, we’re not thinking straight and we’re bound to veer off in the wrong direction. We can become so fixated on wordly distractions and get pulled away by every kind of thing the world offers that, like a drunk who has been over-served alcohol, we’ll stumble and fall flat on our face when any kind of trouble, adversity, or persecution hits us.⠀

Here’s the thing– as God’s chosen people, we are Holy. Holy doesn’t mean we’re *religious.* Biblically speaking, *Holy* means to be “set apart for God’s purpose.” So if we are Holy people, we have got to *live Holy* and live *set apart* or *refreshingly different* from how the world around us is living.⠀

Set apart your mind and ask yourself, “What will I allow myself to meditate on (to continually fixate on and to run around in my mind over and over again)?” Consider the kinds of things you read, the things you watch, the things you listen to… All of it impacts your thinking. Are these things causing you to think Holy, to think rightly and Biblically about life and your circumstances? Consider the TV shows and the movies you watch or the music that you listen to; what’s it doing to your mind? And what benefit are these things having on your life and your personal relationships?⠀

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:23, “You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’ –but not everything is good for you. You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’ –but not everything is beneficial.”⠀

The point in living sober-minded is to make wise choices that have a positive and beneficial effect on you, your spiritual life and the world around you. Check yourself– check your behavior, attitudes, relationships, passions, and your motivations. What’s driving you… and is it driving you in the right direction– toward holiness?⠀

I love y’all!⠀
xo – P♥️