It is difficult to continually say “yes” to the commitments in our lives. We are constantly having to decide what, and who, we say YES to.
Time talks…it can shout the truth where words lie.” – Dorothy Bass
We say YES so much that we end up saying NO to the people we care about most.
Are we sacrificing our families on the alter of ministry?
We are not the only ones wrestling with this. The families in our ministries have a hard time prioritizing as well. Parents are saying YES without realizing the NO’s.
We should decide our yes’s and our no’s based on our theology, not our schedules. If not, our busyness makes us practical atheists.
“Exhaustion has become the new status symbol” -Brene Brown
This lays in stark contrast to Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”
So what truths are we speaking over ourselves and over our students in light of this? Is our job to to try harder to glorify God, our are we and the students we lead, called to REST in what God has already accomplished?
Here are two steps to help your decision making process as you rest in Him:
1. If it’s not a definite yes, it’s a no.
2. Chose your few great “yes” priorities.
Pick 4 and do those four well!
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