Most people have an insecurity about saying, “No” to people
and their requests. We do not want to let people down, or we do not want people
think badly of us; which is another way to say we are people pleasers.
Sometimes, we can, “Yes” to things that are not spirit-led. Doing things to
please others can lead to burn-out, exhaustion, and frustration.
As Christians, we often think a good request or act of
service should be performed by us. 85% of what we do can be done by somebody else
that means we often take more of a load than we should. That does not mean we
do nothing, but often we “follow the crowd,” and are swayed by what others want
from us. We look to other people to see what we should be doing. How about
instead of following the crowd and being swayed by other people that you follow
the guidance of the Holy Spirit and do and go where He wants. You will be
surprised what God will take off your plate to lighten your load. But too
often, we never ask God what He wants us to do,…