Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. – 1 Peter 5:8-11
Be sure to place guardrails in your life! Boundaries!
One of the lessons that stands out in my mind that I’ve heard over the years is one by Andy Stanley called “Guardrails”. It’s about placing guardrails or boundaries in your life and determining that you will never cross them no matter what circumstances come in your life. He also talks about how much easier it is to stand your ground and never make those bad decisions if you’ve already decided ahead of time that you’ll never go there. Such a powerful lesson that could save us so much pain, heartache 💔 and so many wounds and scars if we would just heed to this advice especially early in life!
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