“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.” Matthew 5:23-24 (NLT)
In and of myself, I am powerless, but in his grace God gives me the power to do a number of things to establish and maintain my boundaries. First, he gives me power to agree with the truth about my condition (confession). In addition, he gives me power to submit my inability to God (submission), to search and ask God to reveal more and more of what is within my boundaries (growth/learning), to turn from the evil I find within myself (repentance), and to ask God and others to help me to heal from my past (humility). Finally, he gives me power to seek out those I have injured and make amends (restitution). In these ways the Holy Spirit acts in my life to bring me into a healthy relationship with both God and others.