Galatians 6:22 “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Having boundaries defines who we are and who we are not.
In every area of our life, we should set boundaries. Boundaries are our personal space and how we will let people/things enter into that space. By setting boundaries it will help with who you are, what your value is, and with what you feel and believe. Boundaries such as your property (land) is like when you have that fence that let’s everyone know that you can enter onto my property or you can not enter. This is the same for your person; you can let that into your space or you do not have to let that into your space. That boundary that you let in, make sure your eyes are wide open as it could be a good or bad boundary.
Boundaries should be laid down early within a relationship or kept in mind when you are apart of a team (work, ministry, friends). Here is a few boundaries that you should include; be honest/direct, set priorities, know who you are, and obey the word of GOD. There are temptations on both sides of the fence. The enemy will send someone your way to test you on that boundary of not getting caught up in any negative way.
In Genesis 2:16, God said, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it, you will surely die.” This was the first boundary set by GOD, he told this to Adam.
Here are a few scriptures on boundaries. Read, pray, and meditate on them all.
Galatians 6:5 “For each will have to bear his own load.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”
Acts 17:26 “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,”
Matthew 19:16-22 “And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?”
Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Proverbs 22:24 “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,”
If there is no real boundaries set forth then the expectations can cause bitterness as you attempt to stay within that pure space with GOD. When it comes to our spiritual priorities, we must make sure that the fence(s) are set up. We must stand firm when we say no that we mean no and not yes. Hold tight to what you are doing not just for GOD but for yourself as well.
GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters