#1wordwednesday / OVERCOMMITMENT – and other issues I have saying no

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Overcommitment.

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I know all about that word.

Just yesterday, I was walking into the “Be Still Mama” Bible study (15 minutes late, mind you) and was completely torn because I really needed to be in 3 places at one time. Oh, how I wish it were possible to clone ourselves on days like those.

We cannot DO IT ALL, y’all.

And most days, I try.

There is no try.

I fall short in so many ways because I’m stretched beyond my means.Β  I have to say yes to saying NO.

But I’m an overcommitted, overstuffed, overextended mama that loves life and being involved.

And there I sat, walking into a “Be Still Mama” Bible Study feeling depleted and exhausted. Good thing it was a Bible study, because that’s exactly what I needed at the moment.

Eventually, it will catch up with you. I’ve been there.

Did you see that quote above?

The greatest destroyers of marriages and families – overcommitment and time pressures.

It comes down to this: do I care enough about my marriage and family to say NO?

I have to say NO.

 

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Are you an overcommitting fool too? Just. Say. No.

 

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One comment

  1. Yes, you have to care enough about your family and marriage to say no – But it’s also important to point out that you have to care about your SELF enough to say no.

    I have just put in notice that I will no longer be available to do what I do at church. It went from being fun to being exhausting and stressful. I have four weeks until my last time… Then I don’t know what I’m going to do. But let me tell you Sunday – after I’d put my notice in – I felt so much better doing it. Like a giant weight was lifted. Amazing. πŸ™‚

    So, yes, we have to say No – It really does go back to saying “The Best Yes” – and sometimes that Yes is a no to something else.

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