I have the privilege of teaching a class called "Boundaries" on Monday nights at the church this Fall. It was totally a God thing and I am super excited!!!! Speaking to women has been a passion of mine for years and to see this happen, all I can say is "YAY GOD!" After finding out I was going to India, I was told that I had to speak twice; so in order to do that, I had to prepare two different talks. As I was studying the word, praying and gathering my thoughts, the Lord told me that "this is what you have always wanted to do; this is what I have called you to do, so calm down and leave everything up to me." What an awesome God we serve!
As I have been reading the book Boundaries, it has made me realize that I have allowed so many people and things to take over my life. Things that caused unwanted stress, or shall I say no boundaries. This is when I realized some things had to change. Can I say "what a blessing this book has been." My father is a Pastor and he would often tell the congregation before he spoke, that while penning the sermons for Sunday, they always spoke to him first. When you are speaking, if you're not being spoken to while preparing, something is wrong. I love that!!! Before you can give out, you have to take in! Look at God!!!! I am so excited, I can hardly hold it in.
Of course when you are about to do something major for the Lord, there will always be distractions. Trust me, they can come in many ways, shapes and forms. I believe that fear can even creep in. Well, sure enough, it happened. Mine just so happened to be in the form of a person. It never ceases to amaze me how subtle people can be, but I have learned that anyone can be put in your path just to see how you'll react. Whew!!!!! All I could do is pray and ask God to help me, because I am determined not to allow that pretty little package that Satan presents, hinder the work He has for me. So, as I began to pray, God let me know that He has the entire situation under control and that I am not to worry about what people may try to do."No weapon formed against me shall prosper...." Isaiah 54:17
I am thrilled at what God is going to do. For the next 13 weeks, we will be learning how to set "Boundaries" in our lives. Much needed boundaries. We as women are in different seasons of life and every women needs to have perimeters set. God loves each of us and if you will allow him to work through you, watch what he does in your life. I am looking forward to meeting this special group of women and together setting the BOUNDARIES that are needed in our everyday lives!