Read Matthew 15.21-28

“But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15.18)


The disciplemaker with no boundaries won’t last very long. He or she will be pulled in so many directions that they will eventually lose all sense of direction. But I’ve learned to draw my boundaries with dotted lines like Jesus did. His boundary was “the lost sheep of Israel.” But when the Syrophoenician woman, a Gentile, approached Him, He stepped out of the box. Why? Because of her great faith. Some would see this as a reason not to have boundaries at all, but that would be missing the point. Jesus said no to plenty of people. He had to, in order to stay within His Father’s will and sustain His health for future ministry. But He was not so rigid that He couldn’t take advantage of exceptional opportunities. Boundaries are good; just draw them with dotted lines.

What are your boundaries? What would compel you to step across them?

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