I once stepped over.
I knew if I stepped across the line I’d end up in a fight–which spelled trouble with the teacher, principal, and, worse, the discipline I’d find waiting at home.
Still, I chose to step out of my safety zone and join the other side.
It ended as I suspected–with scrapped arms and legs from being pulled across the playground and all my privileges taken for way too long.
Why do we step from our boundaries?
For me on the playground, it was because I didn’t want to be called a chicken. I worried more about how my friends perceived my actions, rather than my consequences. In reality, I proved myself a coward by allowing myself to be bullied in the first place.
As adults, don’t we cave to the bullying of conformity?
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Draw the Line
Life is filled with everyday choices. Whether great or small, we determine our own path by the choices we make.
Today, draw a line around your household. Determine boundaries within your home.
Be resolved to stand firm in the Truth, regardless of what your neighbors say, what your friends think, or what the world claims to follow.
As Palmer Hartsough penned:
I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
What about you?
Where have you had to draw the line?
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