The vision a virgin has to give away the precious gift of virginity to his future bride and to have a close, intimate sex life will guide him to have appropriate boundaries that protect that vision.
The vision an entrepreneur has in creating a successful business helps him to prioritize his time and say no to anything that works against his vision.
The vision a mom has for her children to grow into loving, mature adults who change the world causes her to set boundaries on those things that would seek to negatively influence her children.
The vision a wife has of growing old with her husband in a close, intimate marriage causes her to set boundaries on anything or anyone that would cause a rift in their relationship. Her vision allows her to say yes to her husband and continually pursue a healthier, more loving relationship.
The vision a husband has to have a better, more intimate sex life causes him to set boundaries on what he allows himself to view and who he allows to influence him. He says no to anything that would become a temptation and he says yes to the things that would foster more intimacy in his marriage.
The vision a student has for college, a career, and future goals causes her to say no to partying, negative influences, and things that waste her time and keep her from her academic goals.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” -Proverbs 29:18a
“Like a city whose walls are broken down [no boundaries] is a man who lacks self-control [the result of no boundaries].” -Proverbs 25:28
In other words, to navigate this life, we need fresh vision from God. Godly vision necessitates boundaries. Without vision, there is no need for boundaries. Without boundaries, we have no self-control. And if we’re not in control of ourselves, we have–by default–handed over control to others and our external circumstances.
I appreciate your feedback! I want to know what your vision is. What boundaries do you need to incorporate to keep your vision strong and alive? Please comment below!
“Moral Revolution” by Kris Vallotton
The “Boundaries” series by John Townsend and Henry Cloud
“Dreaming with God” by Bill Johnson