Thursday, October 2, 2014

YES Boundaries

I can count on it (I bet you can too). A boundary stretching opportunity. I smile. It's a good thing. I listen. I write. God smiles too--we process together.                                                            

Recently I heard his voice, Sue, you've come this far. That is good. Now here's another possibility.

Deep sigh.

I want to keep growing--spiritually that is.

"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11

More opportunities.

More paths--more good paths; more desirable paths; more paths that fit who I am.

God, where do you want my footsteps to fall?

Soon after deciding to post School or Church, an enticing offer invited.
I prayed and sought counsel.
I read and tried to not read for just what I wanted to hear.
I pondered and realized, this time yes was the boundary designed for me; created to protect, built on trust, and allowing me to steward me.

Keeping my options open was not an option. The invitation had a deadline.

Yes, it fit my design and it fit my desires, but it was still a scary yes. Did I believe in me as much as they believed in me? Did I want the boundary of that yes?

Hard questions.
Trust questions.

I replied, Yes, count me in.

I felt God's smile AND I still questioned. Did I decide aright? (There was time to reverse my decision.) Oh, I am so human.
Within two days two more opportunities presented themselves.

But, yes, I'm at peace with my yes.

"The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him ... entering into what God does for you." from Galatians 3, The Message


  1. Such good thoughts! Makes me curious about what is happening in your life. My life has taken a very busy and unexpected turn. We'll have to talk soon.

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      In August I was invited to be a cohort leader for the CHTL program. That is the background of this piece. Yes, let's talk soon. love, sue