Until we learn to say no
our yes doesn’t have much meaning.
Until we are able to say
‘that’s what I have to give’
others will just keep taking
and we will become drained and useless.
but trying to please everyone
only leads to a life of confusion and lack of purpose.
So what do you do?
Begin to set boundaries.
Begin to see what you are responsible for
and what is not within your responsibility.
Start to examine what are your limits
and then communicate them to others.
Know what you have to give.
I’m often reminded in the story of the Good Samaritan –
how after caring for the traveler found beaten along the path
he made arrangements for his further care at an inn.
He knew his limits. He didn’t have to do it all.
Obedience to our Lord involves our listening to His Voice
and following Him.
We must know what He calls us to do
and also what is not our responsibility.
The ocean has limits
and yes, so do I.
Living a life of purpose, peace and passion
calls for us to establish and maintain healthy boundaries.
Do you know how to say no, my friend?
If not, seek the help of a coach
to learn this important skill.