I have a 2 year old, Bella, whose favorite word it seems is NO. She seems to even revel in saying it. Here’s a challenge for you – know what you are called to and what you are not and use the word “No.”
It has been often said that the enemy of great is good. It’s so easy to say yes to things. Someone asks you to volunteer for something you think – sure I can “squeeze” it in. Soon you are squeezing so much in that you don’t have any time at all. Then add your family member’s responsibilities to your calendar that your week gets so crazily busy that you hardly have time to breathe between events… Life becomes a blur.
Think about your children. Often the amount of time you spend with a child communicates something – if you never have time for them, it is time to revisit your schedule and your priorities. It’s time for change. Do you want to be remembered as a good or great parent!
It’s the same with ministry within the church. If you spread yourself out too thin among a lot of different areas you may actually short circuit what God has called you to. Take a look at your life and become more focused. Focus on what matters, focus on what you are called to do.
If we are doing too much instead of having a focus on what God has called us to, we may only achieve good. If we concentrate on a chosen focus – instead of volunteering for everything – we may actually achieve the great result we want in life.
Say no to some things and revel in doing God’s will!