Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's OK to say NO!

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5)

Sometimes I wonder if I get caught up in doing too many things. I like to get involved in many different projects. Whatever gets me excited and pumped up, I'm gonna be there and give every ounce of effort to make whatever I'm involved with a success.

Lately, though, I've been having a bad attitude and it hit me like a ton a bricks. I over commit myself to projects & events, put in a lot of effort, and when everyone else on my committee doesn't meet my expectations with their quality of work, I get irritated and tend to be VERY critical.

The Bible says, "You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off the old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds." (Ephesians 4:22 NIV)

My inner disposition and how I treat others is so much more important than trying to make people happy by getting involved with all sorts of activities. My attitude and actions should be Christ-like and Christ focused...not ME-focused...and I've learned that I need to choose wisely about what activities and committee's I decide to participate in and remind myself that it is OK to say NO.

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