Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 6:8
How much can you get done when you are tired? Not much, right?
Beyond that, how much energy do you have? How much will power to do things for your benefit?
When we are overworked and or exhausted, we lose interest in the things God has designed for us. Suddenly cleaning the room is a task. Suddenly studying is something you can do tomorrow.
How many of us know, driving tired is just as bad as driving under the influence. A tried driver can ruin their life and the life of someone else in the blink of an eye.
This verse says to be alert and of sober mind. Because if you are not, the enemy can devour you.
Being sober doesn’t only mean alcohol and drugs. It means anything that can steal your mind, and exhaustion can do that. Because in that state, the enemy has full control over your motive, will, and thoughts.
So today, let’s vow to slow down when we need to. Let’s rest if we have to. Let’s focus on ensuring our minds are alert and sober and ready to take on all that God has for us.
Lord Jesus, thank you for a beautiful Monday. Thank you for holding us this day. Thank you for watching over us. We ask that you protect us as we embark on the week ahead. It is in your son’s holy name that we declare sober minds, well-rested minds, and minds that do not lose their willpower to the enemy. We pray this all in the name of Jesus, AMEN!