13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13
To do anything with skill, with an outcome that approaches perfection, in the common vernacular, you must be locked in. To perform surgery, fly a jet, build a watch, play a concerto from memory, for example, requires tremendous skill, honed by thousands of hours of practice, and intense concentration and focus.
Similarly, to successfully and skillfully navigate the Christian life, a mind prepared by a thorough knowledge of God’s word, unencumbered by distracting sin, and focused on and driven by the imminent return of Christ, is required. So it’s not a walk in the park, but an intentional journey through life, marked by preparation, practice, sobriety, concentration, and focus.
It’s time to get locked in!