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Allowing God to Guard

Updated on July 21, 2015

Protecting Ourselves

We all try so hard to confine our decisions so that they lead down a narrow path where potentially no mistakes can be made. In the mean time, God is trying to expand our thinking so that we have the freedom to take risks. The only thing keeping us from liberty and the prison ground that we create for ourselves is our thoughts. We can attempt to guard ourselves to the extent that we become religious and judgmental of anyone who does not stay away from the "sinful" activities that we do.

We can unintentionally fall in step with the world's way of doing things and we can try to guard ourselves out of fear. If we're cautious to the extreme, then nothing can harm us, physically or emotionally. At least that's what we can become deceived into thinking. We still need to do our part, but then just rest, knowing that we have the mind of Christ and trusting that God has put within us good decision-making ability. If we guard too many aspects of our lives by ourselves, anxiety can rise up and God hasn't called us to live in that (Philippians 4:6).

When we know that we have the very spirit of God living on the inside of us and that this spirit is our true nature, then we will naturally be able to discern what we should allow in our surroundings.

Guarding What Comes Out

Sometimes we can guard ourselves so much that not only is input not coming in but who we are in Christ is not coming out.

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      Erica Ligocki 2 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for the comments!

      Letting go is definitely easier said than done but it is not impossible.

      That's very true... All things are possible as long as it's according to His will.

      Thanks for taking time to read my blog. :)

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      blessedp 2 years ago

      Only with God are all things possible as long as it's in His will.

      Allowing God to guard us is the best decision we can make.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Nikki D. Felder 2 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

      Let go and let God! Love it...