Slowly but surely, March is winding down, and I hope that you’re in a part of the world where spring is starting to show up. Kansas is so unpredictable at this time of year, we never know whether to expect a blizzard or a tornado.
Wherever you are, I hope you’re warm. And I hope this study about biblical boundaries has blessed you. It’s been a struggle for me, to be very honest. It’s really shown me where I need to do some more work. This coming week’s topics challenged me a lot, but I also feel more confident in how to approach the relationships in my life that have caused a lot of hurt and confusion in me.
It’s one thing to believe that boundaries are important and essential in our lives. But it’s something completely different to enforce them. People don’t like boundaries. We don’t like fences and rules. But the truth is that we need them.
We’ll constantly fight them, though, and that’s why we need to be ready to defend them. So be sure you’re standing in the right spot. Be sure you’re defending the right thing. But once you’re sure, don’t give in.
You don’t have to be mean about it. You don’t have to hurt others in return. You can stand your ground with kindness, gentleness, and meekness. The only way another person can force you off your ground is if you allow them to do it.
Don’t. That person who hurt you has no authority over your soul. Maybe it was a parent or a boss or an authority figure, but when it comes to the health of your soul, they only have the power you give them.
Shore up your foundations. Strengthen your boundaries with the truth of God’s Word. Because this week we’re studying how to forgive without compromise, how to restore without fear, and how to walk away from a fool when they show their true colors.
March 21 - Forgiveness versus Restoration
March 22 - Conflict is part of friendship
March 23 - Don’t fight a boundary battle alone
March 24 - The grace in second chances
March 25 - Don’t be friends with fools
This week’s memory verse is a reminder for all of us that no matter who we are or where we came from or what we’ve come through, we all have a choice how we live.
I’m praying for each of you this week, and I’m so thankful we’re on this journey together.
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