January 13, 2019

Boundaries are a Blessing

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” – Matthew 5:37 We’ve been looking at behaviors that will help us to thrive in this new year, and yesterday we talked about leaving gaps in our lives in order to be interruptible people. Today, I want to share with you another vitally important thing to practice — setting and keeping boundaries. Boundaries are the fences around your life that enable you to maintain your sense of yourself. They give you the power to say yes and no to the requests of others so that your life doesn’t spiral out of control. In general, I’ve found that Christians are really bad at boundaries and pastors are even worse. Since we are God’s servants and the servants of His people, we tend to agree to everything in order to make as many people

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