The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
When you are on the interstate highway or any type road, if there are ditches or bad curves in the road or a bridge crossing, more than likely you will see guard rails. They are there for your protection usually more able to protect you when you obey the posted speed limits and keep your eyes on the highway. I have a funny pair of socks from Pikes Peak that say "women don't need guardrails" which is intended to reflect my spirit of adventure not that I break rules. It is funny but all of us indeed need boundaries and guardrails in life.
Life requires guardrails if you intend to stay on the path God has planned for you. To go rogue without letting the Bible guide and instruct you is asking for trouble. I have a few people I know who declare themselves free spirits, atheists, church goers, socialists, and on it goes. Even a person who says "I go to church" may not in fact have Jesus in their heart. The saying goes that "Going to church won't make you into a Christian anymore than going into McDonalds makes you into a hamburger!" and that is oh so true.
Are you allowing God to be your guardrail or are you blowing Him off and going your own way? Does Jesus get any time during your day or just a quick dinner prayer, if that? Perhaps it is time to see if you need to install some guardrails in your life.
PRAYER: Lord forgive me when I have rebelled and gone my own way trying to do life without your guidance and protection. Use me Lord to help encourage another who may think guardrails are not necessary and help me stay within mine. In Jesus' name. Amen.