9.3 Preparation

“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

It is a constant battle between what we feel like doing and what God has called us to do.

Without the anchor of God’s Word, we are pushed and pulled, tossed and thrown, by the winds of the world. The demands of the world have us chasing things that they believe to be important.

For some of us, we have been running this race for a long time. We have been improving and developing for a long time. All of this is preparation.

In the act of our self-discipline we are developing in ourselves an excellence that is preparation for all that God has for us.

So how do we stay in this self-discipline?

We listen.