Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Put Down the Pencil and Walk Away

Somebody should stop me before I volunteer again.  Please!  I swear I need an intervention.  The note goes up on the board in the office, you know the one, "We need someone to volunteer for ________ (you fill in the blank)  please let me know if you are interested. "    I am like a crack addict and volunteering for a committee seems to be my fix. 

I will say I have gotten better.  Now instead of outright putting my name on the list I say,  if you can't find anyone else I will do it.  Who am I kidding.  Once I say that, they stop looking and Bam! another serving for my plate.  It's called boundaries and apparently I seem to lack them.  Does anyone else out there have this problem?  Or am I alone? 

Happy Tuesday!!!


Mrs. S.

I have this problem, too! It has taken me quite some time to realize that I can't "fix" everything for everyone. Rather harsh sounding, but a friend reminded me that GOD will take care of everything and that I'm not REALLY serving Him when I am so worn out that I'm snappy! (Ouch!) I enjoy, enjoy, enjoy being in the midst of everything...but I don't always do a quality job when I'm exhausted because I don't know when to say "No!" I've had to back off and pray about doing things before I volunteer. I hope you don't have it as bad as I do... :) God bless you!


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