The secret to thinking clearly

The secret to thinking clearly
Cluttered thinking leads to wasted time and anxiety. So how do you organize your thoughts?

Running around makes you worry

When you chase after the worries of the world, you dedicate attention to things of little value. How much time do you waste looking things that don’t enrich your life? Before the Internet and smartphones it was just television, but the same source is behind it all.

The Tempter

The modern world tries to tell us that Satan does not exist. Still, we see exaggerated forms of evil every day in the news. Some people may even suffer from demonic possession. Where does this come from? In some ways, clear thought depends on knowing that the devil exists, and he does all he can to distract us. In the Bible we see how he tempted humans from the very beginning. Even Jesus was tempted. Understanding that temptation is largely external helps us to resist confusion.

Thinking clearly

When you get confused, stop for a moment and say, “The enemy is at work here. He is trying to distract me. He’s tempting me to believe that there is no way to see things clearly.” This doesn’t mean a demon is lurking around trying to control you. But if something takes away your peace, what might be the source?

Some say it’s natural, but animals don’t suffer from this problem. Have you ever seen a pet dog anxious about if their owner is going to feed them tomorrow? Wild animals have to find or kill their meal everyday – do we see squirrels frozen with worry? Satan prefers to work unnoticed by us. He wants us to think he doesn’t exist. He convinces us that our problems are just a part of us.

Nobody’s life is perfect

Everybody has trials and tribulations, but worry only exaggerates them. Our brains go around and around causing us to waste energy. We lose our way and focus on worry instead of solutions. Even if there is no immediate solution, there is a way to have peace.

Do you believe?

Prayer is more than just asking for help. In many ways, prayer organizes your thoughts. When you stop to pray, things fall into perspective. First of all, you get a chance to think about what you have to do. You are reminded of important tasks. It might be something like “pay the heating bill,” or something much more important like “call your mom.”

Pray specifically to put order and clarity into your thoughts.

Besides putting day-to-day order in your life, you also receive a heavenly order. In prayer, you remember who Jesus is and what he did for you. You might understand this with your head, but in prayer it sinks deep into your heart. Your focus shifts away from temptations, and you are nourished by eternal truths such as mercy, forgiveness, and love. It becomes easier to see what really matters. The clutter falls away, and you see with a clear eye.

Time spent in prayer even reveals “hidden” secrets. You see things for how they really are without complications. A situation unfolds before you in the light of God’s truth, and suddenly you’re not confused anymore.

Practice makes perfect

This kind of thinking doesn’t happen overnight or with just one prayer. You have to work on it. But as Paul explained, this practice gives us a peace that “transcends all understanding.” You rise above the worries and distractions of the world. In Christ’s resurrection you know the tempter has no power over you. You rise again with your triumphant Savior. You are free to think clearly.

Meditate on Paul’s words: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6).

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62 thoughts on “The secret to thinking clearly

  1. Please pray for me as i am feeling empty,lost and without hope with all the financial,family and work problems that im facing for the past 7 months…pls pray for me

    • O blessed Lord… pour out your loving mercy over Colin… restore him and restore his hope… send your providence to Colin… let him seek you and trust you more and more, O Lord… despite his troubles, may your Spirit show him the way… may Christ be present in his life, stronger than ever… lift up his Spirit, O Lord… make all things new for Colin… in Jesus name, Amen.

      I am praying for you Colin and for your family! God’s grace, blessings, peace and protection to you.

    • Let me help you by sending prayers for financial stability through the power of Gods love and mercy. There is abundance in this world and I pray that some of this falls towards you.

  2. Need prayer for my husband to come home. We got into a big fight 2 weeks ago . He has seen or contacted his son. I’m broken hearted and feel abandoned.

  3. Thank you for the inspiring thoughts.. It made me realized how blessed i am.God is our protector.He saved us all of our sins. Godbless us all!

  4. Am happy to find this site. I honestly need your prayer. I have been battling with negative thoughts for a very long time now. But now that I have read your prayer points I believe Am delivered in Jesus Name Amen. Thank you for the good work you are doing may God bless you more and more. Please keep me in your prayer 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Thank you Rukky for your kind words. Thank you for your encouragement,… you have helped me and blessed me today!

      Glory to God for his goodness working in us! God’s grace and blessings to you… I will be praying for you.

      • I thank you so much for your inspirating words I’m blessed every morning to God be the glory great things he has done.

  5. GOD BLESS YOUR HEART(S) to those who put the share prayers together!!!! I love them. I am a Prayer Warrior at my Church-at home!!! I share them with others! I LOVE the written explanation above each prayer (bookmark)!! Hugs!
    — Bethany

  6. I have a lot of anxiety right now
    Please pray God will give me strength. guidance and comfort. Pray he will help me through this difficult time. Please pray for a good outcome to this very difficult time. Pray for his protection to all who are involved.

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