If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, it’s likely become evident that I live a full life and am a person who is results driven. I’ve resolved myself to the fact that I will likely always be an extrovert (though I do have some introvert tendencies, like needing time to be alone), I’ll always have a preference towards doing things (I’m a gap seer), and I will always need to walk closely with the Lord so I don’t get in over my head, failing to say “yes” and “no” to things I should.
I made a decision this last Spring to finish well and strong in a few commitments that took considerable time. Thanks to my amazing hubby who challenged me with the “should you” question. Perhaps my hubby had sensed that deep inside me there was this feeling that my life was often filled with “good” things, but there were things I could not say “yes” to because the schedule was full. And so drastically has the schedule changed since June, I’m taking a moment to blog about it.
It’s a strange, but welcome, feeling to have no regular evening commitments taking me away from the home.
So, here’s what I’m saying “yes” to this year:
I’m simply saying “no” to a whole lot of good, and not so good (energy draining), things.
How are you coming into this fall season? Do you need to pause and take inventory? Do a course correction by letting some things go or saying “yes” to something you should have? Or are you like me today, content and incredibly thankful for all you’ve been able to enjoy this week because your life is not over full?
Praying you are present in your life.
A fellow pilgrim,
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry, and the founder of LEAD Women, a ministry equipping Christian women for leadership. She is also VP of Advancement at Horizon College & Seminary, and a graduate student in the Masters of Leadership program at Briercrest Seminary. Through study, discipline, and passionate encouragement, Carmen cultivates the deep wells of God’s grace and invites others to journey with her, to discover for themselves who they are and how God is calling them to where they want to be.