Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Views of Boundaries

Pushing boundaries is a necessary part of life and a necessary part of following Christ. So while pushing boundaries often can feel uncomfortable, doing so enables us to grow and mature as God directs us.

But there is a danger in pushing boundaries. If we don’t view boundaries correctly we won’t push them correctly. And if we don’t push them correctly, we won’t grow correctly. So it is imperative that our view of boundaries is properly aligned with God’s perspective.

However, a right perception of boundaries can be difficult to obtain. Our natural inclination is toward extremes, rather than balance. Our view of boundaries is not immune to this propensity. Rather, we tend to swing to one of two extremes: boundaries as dispensable guidelines or boundaries as inviolable boxes. We’ll look at each more in depth over the next month.



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