Guest Post by Susan Bradbury
Cathy Maher recently shared the above Truth Card.
Thinking about this one: I have FREEDOM to walk in the Spirit when I keep my boundaries. It is just like when you go for a walk in a park or nature reserve and you see a sign that says, “Stay on the Path! The sign is posted there to protect you…the path itself is safe. Off the path there may be a drop off or poison ivy or animal traps, etc. It is only when we choose to veer off the path because something catches our eye and we think, “oh I think I just wanna step off for a moment, pick a flower, etc…no one will notice.
Stepping off the path can ruin the beauty of the journey for others to enjoy. We need to stay on the path as an example for others also. We don’t realize the impact of our feet. Sometimes there are reasons WHY and we don’t always know them…but the signs are posted for our protection and the protection of those around us.
When you think of stepping off the path…think again!
Just like the path in the park has signs, God has signs posted along our journey. These guiding markers are there for our protection. The signs of hunger and satisfied are simple, quiet ways that God gets our attention. They are not there to stop us from enjoying ourselves. They are there so we can get the maximum pleasure from this life as we follow Him!
Do you feel backed into the corner by life? Patsy Clairmont gives you hope in this video.
Trust Me and find out you are safe… ~Jesus
Here are the boundaries video resources that have helped me the most:
- Boundaries Webinar
- Week 9 Boundaries Workbook
- Keeping Boundaries Under Stress video
- Click HERE to find great blog resources on boundaries. These have been very helpful to me!
I have made a “Why I love keeping my boundaries” list…When I review the benefits it is easy to decide to stay within my boundaries of 0 to 5. Why not consider making your own list? Also, be sure to make some Truth Cards to glance at when you are tempted to jump the boundaries! You will be amazed how much easier it will be to stay on the path!!
How about YOU?
- What is God speaking to me about a FREEDOM FOCUS?
- How can I see my boundaries in a different light?
- How can I ENJOY THE JOURNEY?
Susan lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She is the Mother of four great kids and Grandmother to one. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, writing, crocheting and a good movie with a cup of herbal tea!
Great post, Susan!
My favorite scripture in regards to this subject is Proverbs 25:28
“A man without self-control is like a city broken into & left without walls.”
To me, I’ve always though of boundaries like guard rails on highways and over bridges, added protection to keep me safe. If I can change my perspective on it’s purpose (to help me and not deprive me of something) then for me that’s half the battle.
I really enjoyed your blog post, dear Susan. It will be a great blessing to all who read it because we all stumble from time to time keeping within our boundaries. It’s articles like this that come just in the nick of time to rescue us and show us a way of escape from the detour and back onto the path to victory. Good work!