Updated: Jul 24, 2019
I'm sure that we all have encountered certain situations that we wish had not happened and that if we put boundaries in place, they wouldn't have happened. Lesson learned, huh?
There are many examples to this:
- Having sex with your boyfriend or girlfriend-> stop staying the night with him or her. Keep yourselves busy doing activities so that sex won't take place. James 1:14
- Want to prevent your words from being twisted or miscommunication-> Be fearless and direct (with grace). Joshua, 1:9, Proverbs 28:1
- Want to change your thoughts -> The enemy loves an idle mind. Set boundaries to things that you watch on TV, music that you listen to, people that you hang out with and places that you go. Proverbs 4:23
- Want to stop gossiping -> Stop communicating with people that gossip 24/7! Stop opening the door for them to gossip. If you hear someone beginning to gossip, shut it down, change the subject. Tell them "its not our business" and instead "Lets pray for that person". Ephesians 4:29, James 1:26
- Know that you don't do well with being around people that club, drink or do activities outside of your interests -> Stop settling to hang out with them if you know that's not part of your territory. Suggest another place to hang out or simply say NO. 1 Corinthians 15:33
- Going through a stage of jealousy and comparison -> Take a break from social media. Stop stalking the per's page that bothers you so bad. Ecclesiastics 4:4, 1 Corinthians 3:3
Listen, many of these scenarios are areas where the enemy can slip right in to have you upset, to get you off of your game, cause you to sin, etc. Don't give the enemy any place to attack! Don't give him any room to come in and have his way with your life, lead you to be emotional or unhappy. The enemy is fast and he is smart. If he see's an opportunity he will definitely take it and try his best to get you where he would like you. Believers should have nothing to do with the enemy. We are to set boundaries and mature in our faith so that we can prevent from giving the enemy a place.