I must admit that my mind has been clogged for some time. I have countless thoughts that distract me from what really matters. Then there is the struggle of thoughts that really matter keeping me from what I want to do. We often find that we must sacrifice what we want to do in order to do what we need to do.
Paul speaks a little bit about this wrestling match of flesh and spirit in Romans 7. Anyone who diligently tries to walk with Christ fights this. Paul frequently addresses the issue of proper focus in his epistles. In Colossians 3, he tells us to set our minds on things above. In Romans 12, he tells us that our minds must be renewed. I could list many more references.
I love what the songwriter wrote many years ago:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
It’s time for Jesus to clear our thinking!