Tough Love

This week posed a lot of questions  as I’ve been traveling on the BE Tour, where I needed to be honest with myself about different issues. Things that concern my past but bringing major breakthrough. 

Last week, I had an opportunity to visit my parents. I think it was one of the hardest things I’ve faced on this trip and more nerve wrecking than voice interpreting for a large audience when the pressure is on. How do I be real with people, be honest without hurting people who matter? And how do I have an unoffendable heart? How do I set healthy boundaries and not feel attacked? How do I also learn to break patterned behavior I’ve learned?

The first thing is; we must spend time reading the word and understanding what Jesus was like. When we do this, we have the ability to recognize our weaknesses and find our strength through God. How did Jesus talk to people, respond and even ask questions. How was he able to be honest with people and recognize it was necessary and not toxic? How did Jesus react when people insulted him? 

Boundaries is something that is learned over time from the time we are young. But it’s a learning process. Often times, we’ll meet people who have never really learned to set healthy boundaries. 

The important thing through all this is to: have an unoffendable heart, to forgive, have compassion, be honest, set boundaries, evaluate yourself and your relationships and more importantly – to love. Will these things be easy? No. But through Christ, we can do all things and that’s when breakthrough happens.


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