Who Are You?: Become Who Your Are

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” (1 Peter 1:13)

Who are you? I’m not asking how you describe yourself in your profile. I mean, who are you really? Could I figure it out from looking closely at how you live your life?

whoaryou_350In the verses leading up to today’s verse, Peter has just finished describing our salvation – how God brought it about and how it has changed our destiny with him forever. We have been shown the mystery of Jesus. We have believed and become children of God.

What now?

This week, we’ll listen as Peter tells us to “become who we are.” Start with this very efficient verse:

Prepare your mind for action: Unplug from anything that makes it hard for you to think and focus on God’s Word and his will for you.

Be self-controlled: Exercise the power of “no” so that you can say “yes” to the best things.

Set your hope on grace: Stop living for dead-end pleasures, possessions, or statuses; live for the heaven you could never earn – the heaven you belong in because you are God’s kid through faith in Jesus.

Think: Is your mind prepared for whatever action God has in store for you? Are you controlling your desires – or visa-versa? What are you most hopeful for today?

Pray: Ask God to help you to have a mind prepared for action, self-control, and your hope set fully on his grace.

Do: Read 1 Peter 1:1-12 to get into Peter’s train of thought for this week.