This week we read about boundaries at work, with ourselves, and with God.
I’m not going to lie, I’m not very good at boundaries with my work, but I’m working on it! Work is good for us, but like all good things, too much is a bad thing. There’s a wonderful four-part sermon series on work, here, if you’re interested in learning more about the theology of work.
Boundaries with ourselves are all about our excesses: food, money, how we use our time, the words we speak, and of course, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. We may look at that list and think, “I’m only harming myself. Who cares?” Well, since none of us exist in a vacuum, we’re definitely not only hurting ourselves, we’re also hurting everyone who loves us, including God. Especially God. That puts our self-destructive behavior in a new light, doesn’t it?
Finally, boundaries and God. God is the ultimate boundary role model. He loves us through our boundary struggles, and models for us how to correct them.
I hope you all found as much value in this week as I did!
Questions to ask yourself as you reach the last 3 chapters for next week:
– What type of outside resistance is the hardest for you to overcome? What type of inside resistance is the hardest?
– Which success stage do you identify with?