Spiritual Health: If Not You, Who? Setting Healthy Boundaries

In everything we do, there are good or bad consequences that put us closer to or push us away from where we should be in our lives.

Spiritual Health: If Not You, Who? Setting Healthy Boundaries
If one comes home early and focuses on their family, then their relationships at home will grow deeper. If one limits their time on social media and focuses more on their work, then they will be more productive, which in turn will increase the odds of their getting that raise one needs, to go with possibly being named the employee of the month, something that comes with the awesome parking spot next to the front entrance.
Spiritual Health: If Not You, Who? Setting Healthy Boundaries
If one comes home early and focuses on their family, then their relationships at home will grow deeper. If one limits their time on social media and focuses more on their work, then they will be more productive, which in turn will increase the odds of their getting that raise one needs, to go with possibly being named the employee of the month, something that comes with the awesome parking spot next to the front entrance.

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For those of us who are production staff or volunteer leaders, we’re asked by church leadership to strive for excellence and come up with creative solutions to “make it work.”

The idea of balance is that everything in our lives is evenly distributed.

And we do.

In such a church role, though, we more often than not work our tails off, to make the impossible happen. We build sets, create videos, or set up/strike a stage sometimes several times a week, depending on what events are going on. We do all these things, because we love what we do, and enjoy a good challenge.

At the same time, we find that we also do all of this, because if we don’t do it, then who?

Both the New and Old Testaments talk about “having no other gods before Me,” and with that is knowing and understanding our relationship with God.

A lot of times, we put our relationship with Christ on the back burner and focus on the dozens of tasks that must be done by the weekend, for the upcoming services.

To prepare, we find ourselves in endless meetings to discuss stage layout or which background to use for each song. Not to mention all the extra events, weddings, funerals, and church services that take away our time. (Have I stressed you out yet, because you realized all the stuff ythat is still on your to do list, and you’re reading this instead?)

The problem is we don’t set boundaries in every aspect our lives, and the result can then be where your life is suddenly spinning out of control.

I’ve recently read a book, one that I wish I’d read years ago, written by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. The great book is called “Boundaries - When To Say Yes, How To Say No, To Take Control Of Your Life.”

In this book, it offers Biblically-based answers to tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even ourselves. As I read this book with my entrepreneurial group, it really hit home with me.

As I was writing this piece, I was thinking of the people in my life that struggle, because they didn’t set boundaries early on in many aspects of their lives, and now they’re reaping the consequences.


More About Zac Novak
Zac Novak is an entrepreneur, family man, and AVL consultant that has been in the live production world for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married for nearly 14 years and have three children. His main focus these days is in the live stream and video production arena, as well as coaching church tech leaders on how to maximize their potential skills, deal with the stresses of work, and setting boundaries in their lives. When not at work, Zac loves to spend time with family, travel around the country and work on the family farm. For more info on Zac, check out zacnovak.com.
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