Do You Know Where Your Boundary Lines Are?
Psalm 16:6 “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.
What would it mean if you really lived out this truth? Imagine this in terms of property lines between neighbors. When God created you, He created an original. He gave you a unique “property.”
When we become jealous of someone else’s gifting, talent or anything else for that matter and then covet it for our own, is it any different than wandering across our property line and trespassing on our neighbor’s land? In real life, trespassing is a crime. In the same way, I believe it is an insult to our Maker when we cross the boundary lines He has created for us, as if what He gave us is not good enough.
Rest in who God has made you to be. Psalm 139:13 tells us that God knit you together in your mother’s womb. You are not supposed to be a combination of the people you look up to; you are to be 100 percent of who God created you to be. You have a unique contribution to this world and to the Kingdom of God.
NO = YES
Do you have trouble saying “no” when opportunity knocks? Are you always busily scurrying around?
Why? Really, think about it.
I’ve learned the power of “no.” Saying “no” takes courage. It takes being clear about who God has made you to be and what He has called you to do in this current season of life. Someone else may be able to say “yes” to something, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a yes for you. Saying no when the right answer is no frees you up to say yes when God’s true opportunity comes to you. Busyness does not equal godliness. Godliness is doing what God wants YOU to do when He wants you to do it.
Reflect and ask the Lord if you are living outside your boundary lines? He promises that you have a “delightful inheritance” inside those lines. Are you trespassing through coveting or saying “yes” to the wrong things?
Repent and rest securely in who God has made your to be and with what He has called you to do. That is the place where you will thrive.
By Mark Magers