The Box

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Four rigid lines frame the world’s expectations. Bold, glaring, intimidating lines, drawn by those void of uniqueness and comfortable staying in the always-been, always-will-be. The people who step outside the boundaries of those four lines, to be different and unconventional, are thought of as “weird” and ridiculous. They are judged and considered abnormal- all because they just don’t fit inside the box.

We have all been guilty of creating a box- whether that be for ourselves, our standards for those around us, or for God. Sometimes we even put all three together in the same box. We have a vision of what the best we’ll ever be is in our heads, and we can’t see beyond it. We have a picture of how everyone around us should act, live, or become- nothing more, nothing less. We have no doubts that God is all-powerful, no doubts that He is able. And still, we have what we believe He’ll do packed within the confines of our mortal comprehension; we don’t leave any room for the miraculous and supernatural. We feel as if we won’t ever get better than what we have limited ourselves and others to. And we’re completely OK with that. Why? Why do we cage our potential in? Complacency.

complacency:

[kuh m-pley-suh n-see]
noun, plural com·pla·cen·cies.
  1. a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.

The bottom-line is, we are just plain comfortable with the way things are and where we feel we’re going. Living for God is about way more than going through the motions. He didn’t create the box around us- we did. It’s now our job  to step outside the lines and live on the other side of them. So, what do you say? Are we going to boldly step out of the box and let Him set the limitations instead of us? Also, let’s forget about the box that others around us have put us in, and just be who He wants us to be! No more, no less.😃

6 thoughts on “The Box

  1. This post really made me stop and think. I know that I once had created a box around myself, but with the work God has called my family to do, I think it has forced me to come out of the box that I had closed my self in. Good job, Maddison!! I always enjoy reading your posts! ❤️

    P.S I have really exciting news to tell you on Sunday about our church!!😁

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  2. Wow, I feel the same way about our church! I became a totally different person as we separated from Olathe and became our own church. I have grown so much in every aspect of my life since then, and I also have embraced my uniqueness a whole lot more! This was something that was in the back of my mind as I wrote the post.😉 And thanks so much!😉❤️ I can’t wait to hear the news!😊

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  3. Wow. I love this. It’s so true. We become content with ourselves — how we live, act, and are — that we cease to strive to be greater and see the big picture. Thus limiting ourselves… Thank you so so much for posting this!!

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  4. I know this is something that I have struggled with, especially in my early teen years. I had never felt like I could step outside of the box I was in. I am constantly praying now that I’ll always keep God’s plan in focus! And my pleasure!- Thank you for your thoughts!😄

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