2:89 – Thinking Clearly
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Do you every have a hard time thinking clearly? Maybe you are tired, hungry, or a hundred other emotions and your thoughts just aren’t clear. That’s bad enough, but she you aren’t thinking clearly you act in a way you didn’t want to.
Today on the way home from Chicago, I ate almost a whole sleeve of thin mints as I was falling asleep while driving. I don’t remember much of that. I stopped, got a drink, and was doing better.
Then I yelled when I misinterpreted what someone meant to it. It was harmless but my brain didn’t put two and two together, so I didn’t react as I should have.
We all have those days, when we aren’t thinking clearly and act in ways we shouldn’t. We should be kind to others who act wrongly because they aren’t thinking clearly. Forgive and give the benefit of the doubt.
- As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. – 2 Timothy 4:5
- But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. – James 1:14-15
We are all tempted by this Earth. The devil is always around and doesn’t make it easy. Add in lack of sleep, hungry, exhaustion, children, and a whole host of other things, and we fall into temptation and sin.
We should be sober minded both from drink but also clear thought. The problem is we aren’t. When we aren’t and make mistakes, we should ask for forgiveness. It doesn’t mean our the pain we did or the bad actions we took are fine, but we are forgiven from God.
Forgiveness is hard. Asking for it is also very difficult. Let’s just be kind when we see people acting outside of their normal. It doesn’t let them off the hook, but it’s something to keep in mind.
When you mind is not clear, and you know it take care in your actions. Be careful on how you treat others. When others act like that, remember how you felt when your mind wasn’t as clear. Be ready to forgive.
Heavenly Father, thank you for forgiveness. Help us all realize that we have days when our heads are not clear. Remind us that we hurt those we love, when we aren’t thinking clearly. Allow us to forgive those who hurt us and ask for forgiveness from those who we hurt. Please let us hold onto you and your love through everything. Amen