Setting the communication boundary with my family was not an easy decision to make.
I had to let go of family members, who I loved, but was not going to tolerate them controlling certain aspects of my life. This is because I can only grow spiritually when I let go of negative people and let God control my life as I serve Him wholeheartedly. “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. “~Psalm 101:2~
Since I set the boundary, I have been able to grow in two ways: emotionally and spiritually.
In terms of growing in these 2 senses, I have grown in that my study in the Word of God has allowed me to become stronger in my convictions during this period. I do not let others define me and know when to say, “yes,” and, “no,” with confidence. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”~2 Timothy 1:7~
I do not want to be known as the girl who liked the color pink or Hello Kitty. I want to be known as a God-fearing lady in all who I encounter so that they (including my family) will see the light of Christ in me once the boundary period is over. “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”~Proverbs 31:30~
Turquoise is the new color of my soul. For me, it is representative of me maturing into the lady who God has called me to be. This is the new hope that I have in Christ. It is like an anchor that never moves and remains steadfast in my soul. “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.”~Hebrews 6:19~
I have guarded and continue to guard my heart during this boundary period from any demonic forces that Satan may attempt to tempt me with. This has only made me stronger in standing up for what is right, in the name of Jesus. “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”~Proverbs 4:23~
At the moment, my friends in Christ are interceeding for me on my behalf in prayer. May God bless them richly for being there for me. “For better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.”~Proverbs 27:10~
Keep me in prayer. Thanks for reading! 🙂