Boundaries

Boundaries…the things we make ourselves to limit the people we have in our lives. And these boundaries are all fine and well, but if people want into your life, they will get in. Because, you see, boundaries don’t keep others out. They just fence you in. They just make your life boring. They make you that “anti-social weirdo” at the party. Or, better yet, they keep you from the party.

So at some point, you have to make a decision. Are you going to cross that line, go all the way. Or, are you going to stay fenced in, waiting on some great opportunity to pass inside your fence of comfort. Waiting on this, though, could be a whole lifetime, or it could not happen at all. Are you willing to take that chance of waiting and never doing? Are you going to waste time drawing the lines?

And I hate to tell you, but in case you didn’t know, life IS and WILL ALWAYS BE messy. It’s just how we’re made. It’s been this way since the fall of man. And it isn’t changing. So draw lines, or live life crossing them?

And I must admit, there are some lines in this life that are too dangerous to cross. But people do it all the time. Sometimes it turns out to be a beautiful ending, and other times, well…it ends like placing your finger in a blender and hitting the high button. Let me just tell you, that is not pretty.

So, play it safe or be dangerous.Those fences you make for your own protection may be what keeps you away from the things you want most out of life. Here’s what I do know for certain: if you’re willing to take a chance, the view from the other side, well…it’s spectacular.

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