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5 Tips for Setting Boundaries:

There is a saying, “If someone throws a fit because you set boundaries, it’s just more evidence the boundary is needed”. 

So we have come to the point that you know that you need to set some boundaries. You’re wondering just where to start. Consider below which 5 tips for setting boundaries are right for you: 

1. Take some time to think through what’s most important to you.

When you can quickly define the things of most value to you, it will be easier to start thinking through your boundaries in that area.

2. Practice makes perfect!

One of the hardest words to say is “No”. Each day, practice saying “no” to small things that you know are not meant for you. Becoming more familiar with the feeling of saying no, the easier it will be to say it when something bigger comes along.

3. Know it’s going to be uncomfortable.

An unsettled stomach, feeling nervous, walking on eggs….these are all feelings “people pleasers” have learned to accept. Recognize that these feelings are a normal part of having boundaries. Realize that they are temporary and will often be what leads you back to Christ for direction, wisdom and strength. Don’t run from them, acknowledge them, and use them to reconnect with God.

4. Remember that having good boundaries, and communicating them clearly, is a sign of maturity, wisdom, and reliance on God.

Having boundaries is not easy! But working through the hard is a testimony to your need and reliance on Christ to direct you through the tough situation.

5. Working on boundaries in your life is a continual process.

Never forget that God uses this need of boundaries in our life so that we would ultimately seek Him, reach out to Him, and know Him. 

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Act 17:26

Dayna

We hope that these 5 tips for setting boundaries help you this week as you reinforce those boundaries in your life. If you need help with boundaries, ministry or life in general, we here at Breathe Ministry are here to walk life with you. Our Mentors are ready to listen, pray and encourage you today. Sign up to meet one of our mentors today. www.breatheministry.com/mentor/

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