Hello friends and Happy New Year! I’m so excited you’re here!
It feels so good to get back into blogging! I started the new year like many others with some exciting new resolutions! One of them is getting back into blogging after take a year off and the other is getting more active in sharing my faith via social media, etc…
This year I didn’t just stop at setting resolutions. I took it one step further and set healthy boundaries for each one of my new goals. Without these boundaries it could become very easy for me to get discouraged (like the past) by all the negativity that follows social media around these days.
So let’s dig into this a little more, what exactly do I mean by setting healthy boundaries?
I’m not talking the walls we build in our lives. Those walls come from a deep place of hurt and trauma. They are tall and stronger that steel! They are surrounded by an alligator filled moat. Nothings getting behind those walls, and your definitely not loving on the enemy on the other side.
Those walls are for a different post. I’m talking healthy boundaries, lines we draw in our lives that protect our hearts, mind and spirit from things that just plain stress us out. Boundaries that still allow us to love on our enemies as we are instructed to do in Mathew 5:44 all while guarding our hearts like we are instructed to do in Proverbs 4:23
These boundaries allow us to crush goals and live out dreams. They allow us to have peace in our lives where chaos ones dwelled. They protect our hearts and don’t allow us to fall victim of the “good Christian doormat syndrome ” (Its ok to just say no)With these boundaries we are able to love deeper knowing we safe behind our line and protected by our heavenly father.
What’s even better about these healthy boundaries is that they can forever be moved and changed as we grow more into His image. They do not limit us, they strengthen us.
These boundaries being set may be uncomfortable at first but the reward is worth the little bit of pain.
It’s time to set yours. Whether you need to have that difficult talk with your MIL, telling your boss about some changes you need in the work place, or just in general clearing out things from your life that bring you stress and anxiety. Maybe it’s time to tell Aunt Sally that you love her but the political talk needs to end because it’s harming your relationship. Maybe it’s deleting that person on FB who’s post drive you INSANE yet you keep them around. What ever it might be do it out of a place of love and respect. No need to be a jerk about your new boundaries 😉
It’s a new year, start it right by setting those new healthy boundaries. Your heart with thank you.