Today, hearken to these boundaries that have vital counsels. Draw them out. Proverbs 20:5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Do you know why? Purposes are established by good advice that is implemented. Proverbs 20:18. Every purpose is established boundaries by counsel: and with good advice make war. Proverbs 20:1-30.
If you must go far, become wealthy and remain wealthy, establish boundaries and standards now and not later.
🎯1. Establish habit boundaries and standards. Proverbs 20:1. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. There are unhealthy things including drugs (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, and addictive drugs).
That you should beware of. Today, people get into things that destroy them including addictions. Beware. I hear of people getting addicted to toilet smell, detergents, fentanyl, tramadol, Codeine, etc. Set boundaries and limits on what you eat or drink as wine is a mocker.
🎯Are you addicted to alcohol, tobacco, or any substance, don’t settle with it. You need help, reach out, ask for it before they destroy you.
🎯2. Establish behavioral boundaries and standards. Proverbs 20:3. It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
What happens to us is not as important as how we react or respond to them. Avoid strifes. Set boundaries on your emotions and control your outbursts.
👉🏾Are you into strifes, cease.
👉🏾Are you meddling in other people’s affairs, stop.
🎯3. Establish time management standards. Proverbs 20:4. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Set standards on how you use your time. Do you waste or invest it?
👉🏾How much time do you spend sleeping, watching television, playing computer games, watching cartoons, etc.
👉🏾How much time do you spend doing the things that will not add value to your life and destiny – while leaving undone those things that will empower your destiny and create wealth.
🎯4. Establish personal faithfulness standards. Proverbs 20:6. Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?. Be faithful in your personal and business transactions.
👉🏾Choose to be a person who people can trust and love to work with. Stop cheating, falsifying standards, and lying.
🎯5. Establish business standards. Proverbs 20:10. Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abominations to the Lord.
Have you not seen marketers with different scales, weighing machines, and measures. They cheat unsuspecting clients and believe they are smart, without knowing that they are actually hurting themselves. Stop it.
👉🏾Use the right scale, measure, and tools everywhere and every time.
🎯6. Establish consistent practices and ways. Proverbs 20:11. Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it be right. What are you known for – good or bad work, words, or habits?
🎯7. Establish boundaries on your sleeping habit. Proverbs 20:13. Love not to sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
When do you sleep? How long do you sleep? Define your sleeping habits to maximize the rest of the day.
🎯8. Establish word boundaries and limits. Proverbs 20:19. He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Be very deliberate about what you say, how you say it, and where you say it.
Also, be careful of what you write in emails, how you write, and to who you write. In these days and times, words (spoken or written) can put you in big career or business problems.
👉🏾Similarly, establish boundaries on what you say to your parents.
Proverbs 20:20. Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
🎯9. Establish limits and boundaries on what you do with your gifts, inheritance, and possessions. Proverbs 20:21. An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed. If you are not careful, you may lose all. So, manage them carefully.
🎯10. Establish spiritual boundaries and limits. Proverbs 20:25. It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make an inquiry. Be careful what you believe, who you call your pastor, which church you attend, and what you do with the things of God. Set boundaries.
🎯11. Establish health and physical boundaries. Proverbs 20:29. The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head. Exercise regularly, eat right, and stay healthy.
Why make money you will not live to enjoy? So, as you generate wealth, establish relevant boundaries. Prayer. Lord, help me to establish life-saving boundaries. Be blessed. Stay blessed. 🙏🏼 ©️The Excellent Ministry 2021
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