Setting Boundaries 


Do you feel like you are drowning? 

Barely keeping your head above water? 

Is your calendar too full?

Getting pulled and pushed in every direction?

Feeling out of sync? rushed? stressed? or too busy? 

Are you unable to find your “Best Yes” and say “No”? 

It simply could be that you need to set some healthy boundaries.

Boundaries” sometimes sounds so negative or scary. It really is just a protection that helps us live our best life. God wants us to be setting boundaries!  

Boundaries are healthy, normal, and necessary. 
We have to set boundaries with people, with ourselves, with commitments, even with Church obligations or serving others.   

If we aren’t setting them well, we leave ourselves depleted and constantly spinning our wheels. 

God reminded me today that even He set boundaries. He set them between the Earth and Sea to stop the flooding.

So today, let this be the life preserver of hope and encouragement you need. Let me give you the ticket to more peace..
Start Setting BOUNDARIES! 

Examine your life and start setting some boundaries where you need to so the earth won’t be flooding all around you anymore.     

Share your thoughts with us on some healthy ways and boundaries you have set.  

               ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

O my soul, bless God!God, my God, how great you are!beautifully, gloriously robed,Dressed up in sunshine,and all heaven stretched out for your tent.You built your palace on the ocean deeps,made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings.You commandeered winds as messengers,appointed fire and flame as ambassadors.You set earth on a firm foundation so that nothing can shake it, ever.You blanketed earth with ocean,covered the mountains with deep waters;Then you roared and the water ran away—your thunder crash put it to flight.Mountains pushed up, valleys spread out in the places you assigned them.You set boundaries between earth and sea;never again will earth be flooded.You started the springs and rivers,sent them flowing among the hills.All the wild animals now drink their fill,wild donkeys quench their thirst.Along the riverbanks the birds build nests,ravens make their voices heard.You water the mountains from your heavenly cisterns;earth is supplied with plenty of water.You make grass grow for the livestock,hay for the animals that plow the ground. ~Psalm 104:1-14 MSG 

Need some more encouragement- check out How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty Here

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Enemies


WORTHY THOUGHT: Do you ever pray for those people who bug you? What about your enemies who persecute you?

“In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but passing it over, he is superior.” – Francis Bacon 

Jesus said, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. -Matthew 5:44 (NKJV) 

When someone has wronged us, our first response would be to get even or plan on vengeance. 

Jesus is saying, instead we should do good to those who wronged us, to love, forgive, pray, and pronounce blessing on them.  

Example; ” The Lord bless you.” “The Lord make His face shine upon you and give you peace.” 

Jesus is saying, this is the right response in dealing with our injuries and enemies. This is not a natural thing it is a -supernatural. 

Only God can give us the strength to love them as He does. By doing this we would truly show that Jesus is Lord of our life. 

As we are praying for our enemies everyday things slowly begin to happen. We start to change and they change only by God who can deliver people from their natural selfishness. 

We must trust the Holy Spirit to help us and we will experience power and peace in our life.
                  ~Angela Lipe-Patengill