Fences in our Lives


Broken Fences Require Immediate Attention

Broken Fences Require Immediate Attention

Do your “fences” need mending? During fence inspections on our ranch I noticed well-worn trails adjacent to the fence indicating that our animals had walked along this fence looking for any weak areas where they might escape.  Interestingly, on the other side of the fence a similar trail had been created by our neighbors’ animals looking for opportunities to come onto our property.  Both saw the grass being greener on the other side of the fence.  In my life I need constant reminding of the purpose and value of the fences. I should not look longingly for something that appears to be “greener on the other side.”  It has been said that we should learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had. What fences are needed in my life?  I want to protect my faith in Jesus Christ from outside, destructive influences.  I do this by studying my scriptures daily, praying, weekly church attendance, serving others, and setting worthy goals to improve. When repaired properly, my fences assure I will conduct my life within a boundary of safety, keeping me closer to the Lord.  What do you do to keep your fences in good repair?

2 thoughts on “Fences in our Lives

  1. Max Eldon Jones

    Great question. The prophet Isaiah gives a great answer.
    Isaiah 30:11 (Satan Speaking) “Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.”
    Isaiah 30:21 (Christ speaking) “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it.”
    My answer-Listen to the spirit which guides me on the path to my Father in Heaven.

    1. Andy

      this is great. I like the symbolism of the paths that were worn on both sides of the fence from animals wanting to be in a different area. Reminds me of a garage sale where the seller is glad that someone takes something off his hands for a couple of dollars and the buyer is thrilled to get something of perceived value for so little.


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