In This Place of Choosing Me.
I have always been a person that has always done my best to take care of the people around me. I have always been concerned with the well-being of others, at times even more than I did myself. If there was something to be done, I would get it done, if there was a problem, I had a solution. Whatever you needed I could and would take care of it. I sacrificed so much of myself to make sure the others around me did not have to worry about things that they needed to get done. “Yes” was my automatic response to (almost) everything.
I realized that saying yes to everything was not serving me. It led me to take on too many commitments—many of which kept me feeling stressed and overwhelmed and little time left over to do the things I wanted and needed to do. Sometimes when I would have to say no, I would feel guilty, like I was letting people down. I knew something had to change and it needed to change fast. So, I started saying no and exercising the fact that no was a complete sentence. First a little, and then a lot—and it has totally changed my life.
Saying no to things allowed me to discover my true desires, but most importantly it has allowed me to operate in the gifts that God had placed inside of me. I have started to create a lifestyle that is more in line with the person God has called me to be. Once I got on a “no” roll, it was fun and empowering. I learned that as I grew my no, I started to bless my yes. I was my yes. I am embracing this place of finally putting myself first.
This place of peace and confidence has truly been an amazing journey. This place has given me the opportunity to get things done that I have put off for years. This place of finally choosing me, is my yes moment!!!
My desire for you is to always take control of your life, put yourself first and make yourself a priority. You will find that by doing this you will be more productive and much happier in life.