Episode 63 - How to be content when your boundaries hinder your goals with Christa Hutchins
Welcome to the third episode of our Self Care from a Biblical Perspective Series! In today’s episode, we are welcoming a special guest, Christa Hutchins, who is an expert in managing projects, dealing with boundaries and barriers, and goal-setting.
Christa is a project manager and accountability coach, working with Christian women who have creative dreams. She helps them corral their big crazy ideas into structure and strategy so they can do what God has called them to do. Recently, she's started focusing her work on women who are working full-time while also trying to pursue their dream, and helping them find balance between their work and their dreams and goals. It was such a good conversation, really practical, convicting, eye-opening and very thought-provoking! So don’t miss it!
Tune in today and hear:
- How to balance setting goals in light of the boundaries you have.
- How to break through barriers.
- How the Lord used Christa’s boundaries in her life to direct her goals
- Tips on how to reach your goals, how to recognize your boundaries and barriers, and how to accomplish the things that God is calling you to do!
We tend to think of boundaries as something that's very negative. It's something that's pinning us in and keeping us from doing what we might want to do.
We need to understand that God has given us boundaries because He loves and cares for us. He's given us boundaries to protect us. Boundaries that we sometimes see as restrictive are actually there to protect us. And it's a total change in perspective.
God gives us all the resources we need to do what He's called us to do. And that includes our time. If we feel like we don't have enough time, that means we're doing things that he didn't call us to do.
But there is a difference between boundaries and barriers, even the way they are discussed in Scripture. How do we recognize what is a barrier and what is a boundary? How can we really know when God has placed a boundary versus a barrier we need to work through breaking through?
We discuss that on this episode and give practical examples as well, going all the way back to the days our babies were in diapers 🙂
If you are frustrated in your goal setting, this episode will provide solutions, examples, and laughter.
After you listen, we encourage you to find someone that will help you when you don't want to push forward, someone outside of your circle even, as they can actually be one of the ones to help you recognize when something is a boundary versus a barrier.
Meet the Guest
- Christa Hutchins equips busy communicators and leaders with project management and problem solving skills so they can turn their big applications into successful ministry or business. She is passionate about teaching women to find practical application of the Bible in their personal, professional, and ministry lives. Christa lives in south Louisiana with her husband in their delightfully empty nest.
- Connect with Christa:
“I tend to be one who tries to go and do all the things. And I have learned, especially recently, that my boundary of having this job and having my time during the day structured means that there's certain things that I can't do. And I think in some ways it keeps me from doing things that God had no intention for me to do. I may have just been trying to keep up with somebody else or doing what I thought other people were doing, but they really weren't the things that God wanted me to do, and these boundaries have protected me from going out and over-committing to things that I shouldn't because I just don't have the capacity to do it” - Christa
“I often get antsy and frustrated and have to remind myself… and honestly, AJ reminds me of this frequently when I complain to her… that God puts us in a place for a reason and that we cannot take that for granted.” - Jen Evangelista.
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