Dive… #FiveMinuteFriday

It seems like I’m always diving into something head first before I realize what I have gotten myself into. I think that is actually a pretty good description of how the year of 2012 went for me.

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Sometimes diving into something with your whole heart and all your energy is a good thing though. Like your relationship with God, involvement in your church and Christian community, helping others who are in need.  If what you are diving into doesn’t align with God’s purpose for your life though you could end up drowning.

This year I want to make sure I am making the right choices when it comes to what I dive into. I am trying to think and pray more before jumping and doing. I am trying to weigh the pros and cons and decide if whatever I am about to commit to is actually aligned with my goals and purposes.

It is hard for me to say no, it is hard for me to deal with the fear of disappointing people. It is hard for me to admit that I can’t do it all.

I have to remember that I have to say no to the good things so that I am able to say yes to the great things. Most of all I need to be sure whatever I’m diving into is what/where God wants me to go. Otherwise I may end up in the wrong place at the wrong time and be “up a creek without a paddle” as we say here in the south.


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  1. says

    hi misty, i enjoyed your post:) saying “no” is something that took me a long time to learn to do. the way i learned was to hedge a bit instead of instantly saying, “yes” or “no” to a commitment. I always said I needed to check with my husband and would get back to them.

    while it’s true that we often have calendars handy to tell us whether we have free time or not now, i found talking it over w my husband helped me determine if i would be getting in over my head or not. it sounds somewhat lame, but it works for me and has saved me from many overcommitments:) (my husband is much more aware of when i am stressed and overcommitted than i am!)

    very nice blog AND post:)
    martha brady recently posted…FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: DIVE IN, AND DON’T BE AFRAID OF CHANGE…My Profile

    • says

      Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement Martha! My biggest problem with saying no is the fear of disappointing the person or them being mad at me or not liking me. I really struggle with that. I am working on focusing more on what God wants, thinks of me and not disappointing Him, but it’s a work in progress. :)

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