Values are simply a person's principles or standards of behavior. In this context, what a person considers according to their judgment to be important in life from a kingdom perspective. I can say without any doubt that
i) If you do not have values you will always encounter relationship blocks.
ii) If you do have values and do not communicate them to the other party, you will encounter relationship blocks
iii) If you do have values and communicate them, yet do not abide by them, you will encounter relationship blocks.
Have you set aside time to understand yourself from a kingdom perspective in order to know exactly what your values are? When we say, “your values” we assume in this context that you are a son or daughter of the kingdom and your value system should be in line with the kingdom. So, it isn’t so much about what you want or like, rather, how the King wants it to be. Amen.
I will share with you a few scriptural guiding principles to consider when shaping your values.
Gal 5:22-23 (NKJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law.
These 9 fruit of the Spirit provide us a guide through which we can shape our values.
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.
Values help us create healthy boundaries for our relationships. Find a way to communicate your boundaries and do so with so much love. Understand that your values will serve as an easy tool you can use to choose your companions. Amen.