Asking "What am I Responsible for? How do I 'own' these things in my life?"
1 Feelings_take possession of my feelings, neither ignoring them or letting others be "in charge" of them
2. Attitudes and beliefs_ don't be afraid to feel their effect on you and others accept them in your heart or you can change them. Matt.15:3 Follow God's commandments not traditions; Prov13,18, 24 accept correction and discipline
3.Behaviors_ You reap what you sow Gal 6:7,8 Do not rescue others from "natural consequences...they must accept responsibility for their own behaviors
4.Choices_ take control of your choices Josh 24:15 Choose this day whom you will serve... you will choose to live in sinful God's Spirit or on sinful nature - there is no grey area.
5. Values ...what we love ... admit if you have wrong values so God can change them.
6.Set Limits by God's standard.
-a.limit your exposure to evil ...be separate Matt 18:15-17 1Cor 5:13
-b.Set internal limits=self control without repression Learn to say NO to destructive desires or even the good ones if the wrong time or place.
7.Talents...Matt 25:23 make good use of your talents Matt 25:26-28 even if you are afraid, confront the fear and try anyway.
...to be continued through 8,9,10....to end of chapter 2
This study is confirmed in my life every day...amazing how I am learning boundaries in my faith and ministry walks and in my dieting/health seeking. Learning some new limits that I can set and just "do it" without fear is huge to me!!!
Painting by Morgan Weistling - artist. This is a treasured picture for years...makes me think of pictures of me when I was a little girl. Prayer has always been a large part of my Christian walk and ministry to and for others.