Finding freedom in boundaries, that sounds funny! Well, maybe not to you, but to say no and be free from junk sounds exhilirating and scary at the same time.
To not build up a wall but have a boundary. Seems foreign.
To say no and not feel like I'm wrong for not giving.
To believe in myself enough to take care of myself before others without being selfish.
To have discernment of a need vs. manipulation of others when they want you to do something.
To chose peace, in my own heart (because that's all I can change) when there is nothing peaceful around me.
God is working in me.
And I'm thankful.
Psalm 122:6-8 (The Message)
6-9 Pray for Jerusalem's peace!
Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!
Friendly insiders, get along!
Hostile outsiders, keep your distance!
For the sake of my family and friends,
I say it again: live in peace!
For the sake of the house of our God, God,
I'll do my very best for you.