Keep the rules (boundaries) and keep your life. Proverbs 19:16 MSG.
Protection is a mulitibillion dollar business today. Who am I to live without boundaries? One of the most valuable possessions of every God’s man is his influence with others. Think about it. People respect people of integrity, whether it is in relationships, finance, property, or anything of value. We all know without boundaries we become vulnerable to things that steal and destroy our most valuable possessions.
As God’s men, we too must have predetermined boundaries to help us fulfill our commitments to Christ. What does that mean? Think about it. When we are told we will face temptations, those temptations, if given into, can do irreversible damage to our integrity and reputation. We see it over and over with the failings of leaders in every field today. We all know our own personal weaknesses better than anyone; what is your weakness?
One question we need to address is, are boundaries confining or liberating? If we see boundaries as restriction we miss out on the freedoms of security. God gives confidence through the realization that we are secure within the boundaries he has revealed to us that we need. We are protected and can face life’s situations with confidence when we experience the freedom that only boundaries can supply.
The most sacred thing you have in life is the cathedral of your mind. Protect it with the rock solid barriers that protect you from your personal weaknesses.
Father, thank you for your wisdom, you have given me the mind of Christ.