We had the privilege of great accountability throughout the duration of our courtship, and even after we said, “I do.” One of the things they insisted on were boundaries. Remember, God created boundaries even in the Garden of Eden to protect Adam and Eve’s relationship with Himself. Now, with that said, we wanted boundaries instilled into our lives to not only protect our relationship with God but with others, including ourselves.
Some of the worst damage we can do is self inflicted, believe us. Again, we have to be aware of any and everything that might cause us to fall into the enemy’s trap, particularity as we are sometimes alone by ourselves.
One of the greatest traps currently, and has been for several years now, is pornography. We recently heard a sermon where the pastor shared a stat from 2017, that one pornography website was pulling in 81 Million people a day. And again that was in 2017. We haven’t seen the stats in 2020 yet, but we have heard some estimations and it seems to have skyrocketed since people were at home all alone.
With the advent of cell phones and the advancement of the internet, we have access to inappropriate images at the tips of our fingers. With this being said, several companies like Accountable2You, X3Watch and Covenant Eyes have helped individuals protect themselves from the trap of pornography. This is one way you can intentionally place boundaries around what you see and watch.
We also suggest you ask a friend in your community about their boundaries regarding what they watch, listen to, and even how they interact with the opposite sex. We always want to respect our fellow brothers and sisters. This will help us continue to build a community that is respectful and reverential. This in turn will allow us to follow the commandment Jesus gave us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Remember boundaries are created to protect a relationship, not harm it!
- Let Your Light Shine
- Open the Word for Yourself
- Not Neglecting the Gathering
- Establish Your Boundaries
God promised Israel in Deuteronomy 31:6 that He would never leave them nor forsake them. That same promise is for us today. He will never leave you nor forsake you. God is omnipresent and His Spirit is within us and all around us. Now, if you are a Christian living alone we encourage you to seriously consider the advice above and be intentional about getting people around you, whether in person or via technology. Here is a scripture we would like to leave with you to meditate on:
“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
We pray that you position yourself so you are not attacked or defeated by the enemy’s plans. Find someone to stand back-to-back with. We are rooting for you!
Sex. God. (Johnson Bowie)
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