Personal boundaries are particularly hard for us, as people, to learn to establish, recognize and navigate. If our boundaries aren’t well established, we might pick them up and move them in order to make our way easier. We may allow others to invade our boundaries or make changes to our boundaries, sometimes without even realizing it ourselves. Galatians 6:4-5 NLT “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” We are responsible for determining our own boundaries and how we will respond. In order to do that, we must take responsibility for our own behavior. Each of us has the opportunity to choose to become a dependable and responsible person. We can also choose to be a slacker. It’s up to us to set up and define our boundaries as we determine the standard for our own level of integrity. Determine what you will and will not do, firmly put your own boundaries in place; and then do your best. Make your best effort, your very best effort; regardless of the accolades or recognition (or lack there of). Remember that when we choose to do our best, our best will continue to improve. God’s got a plan for us. Set your goal on the next step towards that plan and respond with your very best effort. By exploring the gifts we’ve been given, we can learn who we are and who we aren’t; and we will develop and determine our own personal boundaries. Reasonable and responsible boundaries help us become the very best version of ourselves; and our best effort is our part of God’s plan for our lives.