But what happens when helping others takes away from your relationship with God? What if God is showing you a different path to take – one that includes setting boundaries with certain people and being a giver of the tough-love kind?
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.” ~Matthew 7:6 NIV
It is okay – I repeat – okay – to set boundaries in relationships, give tough-love, or choose to not help someone.
So, how do you know when you should and when you shouldn’t?
Seek out God’s will for your particular situation. Immerse yourself in scripture. Ask for prayer and seek wise counsel from a group of women like those involved with LeadHer.
I’m so honored to be a guest today on Mel’s blog. I hope that this post spoke to you… this was a particularly hard lesson for me, but one that was worth every moment. I also hope that you’ll check out what LeadHer has to offer. Sharing our struggles, stories, and lessons is just one way we can each become a LeadHer within our sphere of influence.
Angela is a Jill-of-all-trades, so to speak. She has a home-business where she sells custom stationery and gifts, has created a resource website for her local community, is the Local Director for LeadHer, a new women’s ministry, and does various freelancing projects in her spare time. She lives in Texas with her family. You can find her at www.angelabickford.com.