The waters of life may seem calm but we are always in jeopardy of drifting. There is an undertow that is subtle and slow that constantly wants to pull us away from being the person we were created to be.
What do you to do protect yourself against the drift? Set boundaries.
Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom. Taking responsibility for my life opens up many different options. Boundaries help us keep the good in and the bad out.
-Henry Cloud: Boundaries
Boundaries are a normal part of our lives. We find boundaries in our neighborhoods, on our streets, and within creation itself. God put boundaries into place for our wellbeing and peace. So, whether it's a physical boundary, behavioral boundary, relational boundary or emotional boundary...having boundaries are necessary for guarding against the drift and living as the person we were created to be.
It won't just happen. You can't do whatever you want, say whatever you want to say, watch whatever you want to watch, and scroll endlessly on whatever platform you want to scroll through and hope that somehow none of that will matter and you'll soul will stay whole and healthy and you'll be the person you were created to be.
So, grab a piece of paper, write down some ideas of boundaries you need to set so you won't drift and pick ONE to do for the next six weeks.
Want to hear more about The Drift? Listen to episode 16 HERE.