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2 Timothy 2 – Boundaries

2019 Boundaries and Healthy Associations

I think back to the beginning of January, as I asked God for a verse and He gave me instead, 2 Timothy 2. I have been slowly digging deeper into that as we have lived this chapter this year. A couple days ago He reminded me that I need to finish before summer. I opened my Bible and read verses 22:-26 and initially balked. In fact, I went back over the rest of 2 Timothy 2 and put my previous studies into one note…  I had a note from the beginning of the year that I have had to review and refresh several times:
As I look at the picture hanging on the wall of the lion, it reminds me again of God’s provision and the journey with Him. He told me in January that this year would be a year of change.. This year, will require courage – change does.

He has reminded me that…

He will teach me to please Him, while showing me the futility of being a “people pleaser”.

He will teach me to Love as He loves, by showing me what love is not.

He will teach me courage by first having me face my fears.
He will teach me freedom by revealing my captivity.

He will teach me “yes, “by first teaching me the necessity of “no.”

He will teach me His provision, by first walking me through loss.
He will teach me who my friends are, but showing me what friendship is not.

He will teach me strength through my weakness…

He will teach me the voice of truth by quietly speaking above the shout of the lies.


As I reviewed the first sections of this 2019 chapter, I came to the last part with a desire to absolutely know what God is saying to me. As a result, I could be the only one interested in this section. I will not interpret here, I am putting forth my research and leave each to their own findings and conclusions. Our lives are all different and this is something that will be applicable in each life differently. I will not attempt to interpret application for you, nor can you interpret application for me. I pray blessings and discernment over you each as you seek God in this… The Holy Spirit will instruct as we ask, and the answers are individual between us and God.

2 Timothy 2:  22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

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