Sometimes a step back is just what you needed.
In this journey of life every person has to deal with difficulties, misunderstanding and tragedy. When this happens it can cause you to take a step backward only to look at where your life is going.
That is what I had to do. I needed the time for, not only my body to regenerate, but to give my mind, my emotions and everything inside of me, time to rest.
It is only a matter of perspective, if you and everything around you are spiraling out of control , just take 1 step back, take a “time-out” and re-evaluate everything that is taking your time and your energy.
I mentioned in “Failing Forward 2” that boundaries in relationships are crucial…
Everyone has different physical pain thresholds –some are very emotional. Sometimes you need to shout out – “This has to stop!” And only you can do that. You need to shout-out!
Having healthy boundaries means “knowing and understanding what your limits are”.
You can’t set effective boundaries if you’re unsure of where you stand. So take time to identify what your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual limits are. Take into account what you are comfortable with and what you can tolerate and what is acceptable for you. That includes your personal believe system!
Being in ministry, this is quite a challenge. Some people just have No respect for your “private space”. They love hugs and kisses and will go through life hugging and kissing everybody! After they have given you a hug you end up smelling like their aftershave or musk perfume!
People actually made fun of me and even took offence because I am not a “Huggy and Kissy” pastor’s wife. It took me forever to realize … it is OK to be different. I was made and built with a specific personality type. If people do not respect your private space it is their problem – Not yours! Don’t let anybody bring you under a feeling of inadequacy or condemnation.
Boundaries are there for a reason and sometimes for a season
When failure gets to your heart
I was in trouble. Let’s face it, failure is Painful, it’s Physically, but most of all it’s Emotional. It is not only your vision that fails, it’s hours and hours of hard work and perseverance. It really hurts and if you take offence t what other people are saying, you are set for disaster.