As we’ve explored how to establish healthy internal boundaries, we’re mindful that we’re still on our own journeys toward wholeness. But we stay the course, confident that on this path we are becoming the people God created us to be. As Paul wrote, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14 NASB).
As you also “press on,” take a moment now and imagine yourself as God sees you. What burdens are you laying down? What qualities are you taking in from the One who loves you most? Receive them in abundance now and share them generously with others.
Remember these truths from God’s Word—unshakable realities that apply to every part of the life surrendered to him: you are adopted, accepted, called by name. You are hidden with Christ, chosen, forgiven, washed clean, and redeemed. You have been given the Spirit of God, strength, mercy, grace, access to the Holy of Holies . . . you have been given the mind of Christ. You are complete in him, you are clothed with his righteousness, and you are secure in his love.
You have tremendous capacity to encourage wholeness and abundant living in everyone around you. As you continue on this journey, we pray that you might know God’s delight, great love, and pride in you. May God minister to you and give you freedom and joy, in this life and into eternity. May the power of God be at work in every part of you—the sanctimonious, the straying, and the suffering—that they may be found, befriended, and restored.