December 17, 2018

Definition of a boundary:

  • A line that marks the limits of an area, a dividing line
  • A limit of a subject or activity
  • Usually begins with “can’t” or “don’t”

Most relationships have boundaries. Whether they are specifically written out or related verbally, almost all relationship types have them, and all parties involved are expected to comply. If any one party involved doesn’t abide, the relationship could become void. For example, employees are not to steal from employers, friends are to be honest with each other, and husband and wives are to be faithful to one another.

Are there any relationships that don’t have boundaries? No, but our relationship with our parents comes pretty close. But even life’s trials and the choices we make can cause these relationships to deteriorate, and love can be lost. However, our relationship with God is different from our relationship with our parents. It’s different from all of the relationship types we have ever been a part of.

What would happen to the relationships we listed earlier if you crossed the boundaries? Do you think you could be forgiven — that you would be given a second chance? Not to the extent that God is willing to forgive and to love regardless of shortcomings or mistakes. Do you think you are capable of giving that kind of love? Can you even comprehend such a love?

God’s love is:

  • Relentless
  • Overwhelming
  • Eternal
  • Inspiring
  • Jealous
  • Limitless
  • Unable to be replicated
  • Impossible to be defined by human measures

The only relationship that doesn’t have any boundaries is the one we have with God. His love can never be lost because it knows no bounds. You don’t have to be from a certain place, possess certain talent and skills, look a certain way . . . You don’t have to walk on a tightrope to be loved by God. He loves you regardless of it all. He loves us freely and without expectation. He is the purest example of love.

Sounds pretty perfect, right? But because we don’t comprehend everything that God does, sometimes we think His love falls short. Certain situations may cause us to believe He’s crossed a boundary and betrayed us, and we’re tempted to take a break from the relationship, maybe even end it entirely. Don’t hold your relationship with God to the same standards as your other relationships. His love is so much more complex than that.

Forget the boundaries and love Him blindly, freely, foolishly. Love Him with everything that you have, and experience a relationship more satisfying than you’ve ever experienced before.