Romans 12:1-2 NKJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Get Your Thinking Under Control
You may not have this problem, but many of us do. With the turmoil that exists in our world. We witness the international tensions that could throw the world into chaos. The national erosion of the basic and fundamental rules of decency. The corruption of power-crazed politicians and greedy people striving for wealth. The destruction of our educational system, in order to promote humanism. Everywhere we see plenty of situations that disturb us. We say and wonder, what in the world is this place coming to? Well, for the short answer, this world is fallen, and consumed by sin. All the sin we see and experience, can get control of our thinking to the point we lose our perspective. If sin is our focus and not Jesus Christ, sin can and will, confuse our mission in life. We must be careful and stay focused on Jesus Christ. He must increase, we must decrease.
Sin will keep you out of Gods Word and from prayer. Gods Word however, will keep you out of sin and on your knees in prayer.
What about Agrippa ? Who had such an opportunity to be a Christian (Acts 25 & 26 ) but was not converted. I have often wondered why? But does the “why” really matter anymore? He left this life lost without Jesus Christ, like so many others, with no hope for their souls. Agrippa died in his sins. Who can think of anything more tragic than that? Possibly he focused too much on the “here and now” ? What was going on in the temporary world around him? Evidently, he did not think about eternity. What did he gain? What has he lost?
Get a tight hold on your thinking, even in the face of what seems to be the overwhelming distresses and problems of this sinful world, set your mind on the Lord Jesus Christ, get saved, and Worship Our God The Maker of Heaven and Earth. This world and its “things” will pass away, but you will exist eternally in one of two places. In either Heaven with Jesus Christ, or in Hell fire, with the devil and his demons. Thank You Jesus…for such a great Salvation which you willfully gave us through Your Birth, Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection…Until Christ Returns…In Jesus Name…Amen.