Thursday, September 13, 2012
Learning to Say "No"
I have a hard time saying no. I hate to let people down, so I tend to take on things I know I can't do well. Which ends up letting them down in the future, and ends up stressing me out in the present.
Several times a week, I deal with the ramifications of saying yes when I want to say no. Sometimes it's little stuff like "Sure, I'll sell you a half gallon of milk" even though it means I don't get to make cheese for my family. Sometimes they are bigger obligations, like the time I agreed to run the nursery at church even though I don't have the time, I am not good with kids and can't organize my way out of a paper bag. I'm dealing with one of those biggies now...
Each time, my family takes the brunt of my inability to say no. Thank you to my wonderful sister for this devotional: http://www.proverbs31.org/devotions/people-pleasing-2012-09/ Please take the time to read it and please don't take it personally if I have to tell you no.