“Learning to say no”
A lot of women feel like they have to “do it all”, regardless of what may be realistic for them. Do you fall into this category? Can you just not resist the urge to be involved in everything? Or have you learned to say no? Have you taken a step backward and seen positive results? Share your frustrations or share your advice… Tell us what you think about the current trend to be all things to all people.
I think contentment might go hand in hand with this issue of not being able to say no. Are you content right now where you are in your life? Wherever you find yourself today you are called to be content. When you are I think you will better realize what you can do right now and what is not wise for you to do right now.
What stage of life are you in?
What are your responsibilites that go with this stage of life?
What are your gifts?
What is God calling you to do?
Think about these things. Listen to what God is motivating you to do. Respond to those things and say no to things that just don’t fit into your life right now. Of course this just covers all the optional things. There are crisis situations and family situations and the call God puts on our lives to be hospitable and to care for one another that will call you into action regardless of whether you want to say yes or not…
Caring for elderly parents
Caring for sick children or a sick spouse
Helping those in the body who are suffering
When these situations come crashing into your life you need to step back and realize that this might be all you are called to do right now and rest in this. It’s all the optional stuff that we think we need to do that can really tax our time and emotions. Consider leaving some of this stuff behind so you are better equipped for what God is truly calling you to do in your giftedness.
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