Have you ever heard the saying the neighbors are as good as the fence between us? This speaks to boundary setting. Positivepshychology.com (2021) says the consequences of not setting healthy boundaries often include “stress, financial burdens, wasted time, and relationship issues, which can cause mental distress”. This implies that a lack of healthy boundaries can negatively affect all aspects of someone’s life. However, self-worth is often impacted by trauma, and by unconscious negative limiting core images and limiting boundaries in the unconscious mind.
One should set boundaries around what is important, spiritual, financial, work, relationships, and family. These guard one from falling into temptation and even overspending. Yet one should remove the negative boundaries on self-worth and kingdom purpose.
The prophet Isaiah speaks to Israel in Isaiah 54:27 & 28(a) (GNB) “Make the tent you live in larger; lengthen its ropes and strengthen the pegs! You will extend your boundaries on all sides”.
Today one should think about moving the boundaries to increase one’s territory of activity, whilst ensuring that moral boundaries always remain in-tact, the law of God written in the subconscious mind. Don’t limit your potential by remembering negative events, learn from them and move on.
Dear Lord, I pray that you will extend my spiritual and physical boundaries and at the same time heighten the essential boundaries that protect me from danger. Increase my territory so that I may be successful in the spirit, in Jesus’ name Amen.