Boundaries and Walls

Emotional boundaries are relational mindsets you build with God to help you stay joyfully aware of your identity, keep you peacefully in charge of your intimacy, and guide you in loving resistance to the toxicity of others.

But emotional walls are relational barriers, built with fear, pain, and anger to hide from God’s invitations to transform your identity, renew your intimacy, and deal with your resentment.

If you’re not sure which you’ve been building, ask God to bless someone who’s hurt or offended you. If you can agree with what God speaks to your heart about how to bless that person, you probably have a pretty healthy mindset. But if the thought of blessing that person raises your blood pressure until your head pops off, you should probably ask Jesus to spend some time with you to deal with it. And to bring a couple of sledge hammers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s