Ever been glad for that rail on the pathway when you are walking along the cliff edge that is preventing you from falling?
Ever been ten-pin bowling with the kids and wished you could get away with having the rails up along the sides to stop the bowling ball disappear into the gutter, and stop you scoring that zero?
Ever been asleep on the top bunk and found yourself awake in the middle of the night against the rail rather than having face-planted the floor from 4ft up in the air?
Ever driven up the motorway and been thankful for that barrier in the middle of the carriageway that protects you from vehicles coming across and causing an accident?
Guardrails are beneficial in so many areas of life. They prevent derailment – from a cliff, from scoring zero, from falling out of a bed, from crashing. They are often a lifesaver.
What about in other areas of your life?
What guardrails have you put up in life? For your marriage? For your finances? For your home?
Without some guards up we are in danger of not protecting ourselves properly from any potential downfalls.
For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and He examines all his paths. The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly [Proverbs 5:21]
Guardrails may seem boring and unnecessary but they will keep us. The right disciplines keep us from becoming ill-disciplined and being led astray.
What guardrails do you have in place?