Balancing Your Life by Saying No

Balancing Your Life by Saying No

Many of us live hectic lives because we haven’t learned how to say no.

Overview

As Christian women, most of us want to please those around us. After all, doesn't being a servant of Christ mean that we should say yes as often as possible to those who beg our favor?

Ramona Cramer Tucker says in her article "Just Say 'No'!": "The reality is, we're afraid of letting people down even if we're driving ourselves crazy with activities. It's no surprise that 'no' seems like a four-letter word we must avoid at all costs. But 'no' isn't a dirty wordin fact, sometimes it's one of the healthiest things we can say."

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:16; 139:116; Jeremiah 29:1113; Luke 10:3842

LEADER'S GUIDE

• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: You need to understand yourself, in order to discern when to say yes and when to say no.

Teaching point two: Prayerfully set priorities for your free time.

Teaching point three: Take charge of your schedule by saying no to the good so you can say yes to the best.

• Apply Your Findings

• Additional Resources

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY

Just Say "No"!, by by Ramona Cramer Tucker (September/October 2004, 4 printed pages)

Total number of pages – 11

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