When I entered the ministry it was like a dream come true. I couldn’t have been happier. I was thrilled to be doing God’s work, helping people, and serving in the church.
This is madness. It’s a fast track to the burnout program the local mental health hospital!
The common thread in these scenarios is the fact that I would not say NO.
Do you have trouble saying No?
There is simply not enough time in the day for you to do all the things you want to do, much less all the things that other people want you do to. If you are in a constant battle with your schedule and have been wondering what to cut, maybe it’s the things you should have said No to.
Doing too much, especially stuff that other people expect of you will have a draining effect upon (1) Your devotional life, (2) Your personal life, and, (3) Your family life.
Is it really worth it? NO, IT’S NOT!
Have you been saying yes to things that you don’t really need to be doing? It’s human nature to want to help people… to be needed… and to do as much as possible, but taking on too much keeps you from other more important things.