WHAT’S WRONG WITH BOUNDARIES?
Some people dislike limitations of any kind, even the logistical variety. But boundaries have been in place ever since the Garden of Eden.
|An Apple Simply Represents Temptation|
Read the third chapter of Genesis and you’ll see that Eve fell for a lie and ate from the tree. Adam allowed himself to be drawn in, too.
Since verbal boundaries were not enough, God set up a visible boundary.
First, Adam and Eve were banished from the garden. Then God placed cherubim and a flaming sword that flashed back and forth at the entrance (Genesis 3:24). That would be hard to miss.
|Fences Illustrate Boundaries|
As a caregiver for both my husband and father, hospice urged me to be sure to care for myself. It was up to me to make time to get out for a walk or run errands. When I explained what I needed, both my husband and father supported my decisions.
A wise, but anonymous, person said, “Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.”
Think about it.
Unless we set meaningful boundaries, our life will simply keep flowing away. Instead of a spring of living water, we will become a dry well.
So, what’s wrong with boundaries?