Boundaries in many cases are a fixed limitation or point. It can be a marked area of a playing field in a game or the emotional and physical space we place between ourselves and other people. A boundary makes a clear separation between property such as a borderline, wall or fence.
Boundaries keep in or keep out. They are the demarcation line in relationships including friendships, marriage, career, colleagues and parenting. The overuse of boundaries can inhibit healthy relationships. The lack of boundaries can lead to negative consequences such as abuse.
Take some time today in prayer to consider the healthy and unhealthy boundaries in your life. Are there any walls that need to be erected or torn down? Do you need to say no to someone who is crossing a personal boundary in an inappropriate way and making you feel uncomfortable? Are there any walls that need to come down to let someone in…including God?!
“May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”
Let us pray:
Lord, help me to set appropriate boundaries in my relationship with you and others. In Jesus name, amen.
PRAYCATION 2012 – THE TRANSFORMED LIFE.
Beloved we all want to live in such a way that there is peace within walls appropriately placed. We want boundaries or walls that can enhance our relationships and not restrict them. It’s a subject we do not discuss, consider or pray about often. Let’s see what God has to say to us today in prayer.
Remember to follow the steps of Praycation: Silence, Solitude, Submission, Service and Selah. Details are found in the archives on this site on August 1st.