John 10:1 (NKJV) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Never underestimate the importance of your responsibility to be a diligent “doorkeeper” for the “fold” under your care.
Whether it is your own body, soul, and mind or the body, soul, and mind of those under your care, be assured, everyone who is trying to influence your life or the lives of those you love should not be given the right.
There are some people (not many) who have the credentials required to enter your life—call them shepherds. However, there are others that seek to circumvent your standards and enter on the sly—call them thieves and robbers.
Remember, language is never neutral. Every image/picture has an effect on the brain. There are no random deeds done—there is a cause and effect behind everything that happens. Thus, it is your job to be diligently intentional about guarding your “fold” so that only the right people gain access.
- The ONE THING for today: Jesus gave us three categories for labeling those/that seeking access into our lives: shepherds, thieves, and robbers. Be diligently intentional about using those labels and act accordingly.
“The moment you give your child a smart phone you forfeit your ability to have a relationship with them.”