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Sometimes any of us can wonder if pressing forward for Christ during such seasons is worth the effort.  But isn’t where we find ourselves now the way Jesus described the Christian life would be? Too often, we’re hoping for a walk through the park instead of committing to press toward the mark. God never promised that the Christian life or spiritual leadership would be a routine, easy path every day. Too often, we’re hoping for a walk through the park instead of committing to press toward the mark. Click To Tweet What God does offer, however, is a resource the world knows nothing of—Christian hope. While many Christians are generally aware of and perhaps even talk about the reality of hope, many struggle to hold onto it or live in light of it.  So how do we reach out and grasp this hope? How does it become something so real that it characterizes our lives? How do you live with this hope when you are in a season of heaviness through manifold temptations? First Peter 1:13–16 gives us at least three answers: Fasten Your Mind on Truth  The word gird means “to gather up.” This is a time for serious, spiritual thinking. Pull your thoughts together to the dominant truths of God.  This is not a time for imagining life outside of God’s revealed will to you. It’s not a time to think unscriptural, wandering thoughts that question God’s goodness or fantasize an easier path. This is the time to gird up our minds and maintain a biblical thought process. If our minds are not saturated with God’s Word and filled with gospel truth, we will be overcome with fear or frustration. If our minds are not saturated with God’s Word and filled with gospel truth, we will be overcome with fear or frustration. Click To Tweet Fix Your Gaze on Christ’s Coming The eminent return of Christ is the blessed hope of every child of God.  We see the world in turmoil, but God sees His plan unfolding. 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