Over the past few months, I’ve learned how to say no. The kicker is that it’s saying no to good things. Why?
I am bad about burning myself out. Stretching myself too thin. Like Martha, it’s easy to get too busy working for God that you forget to walk with God.
This means I have to evaluate.
- What do you do, or normally do, that anyone can do?
These are the good things.
- What do you do that only you can do?
These are the most important things. Like being the spouse, the parent, work on your own relationship with God and others.
- What is it you’re called to do?
These are the best things. Servant, teacher, mentor, etc.
The lesson is you have to say no to the good in order to say yes to the best. A yes to one thing can mean a no to something better.