No, this post is not about Christmas or Santa or Christmas Lists. Even though, my 4 year old just asked me the other day if it was almost Christmas!
I’m very visual and need to have my to-do list in front of me during the day. I’m a paper planner kind of girl. I also make good use of the sticky note. If I don’t see it, I forget it. That’s why I don’t do well with electronic planners or putting things in my phone. My husband swears by his google calendar; but I don’t roll that way. I need pretty, I need paper and pencil, I need to see it out in front of me.
When I started thinking about my topic for this 31 Days Writing challenge, I began brainstorming ideas for blog posts. I also took a really long look at my priorities and what they should be during this season of life. I shared my Best Yesses in yesterday’s post.
See all my 31 Days Writing Challenge posts here.
The big thing for me was that I wrote it down. First, I wrote it down in a journal. I realized, though, that I needed to see it on a daily basis.
Like I said, if I don’t see it, I forget it.
I typed it out on the computer, made two copies and put it in the two places I knew I would see it just about every day.
This has helped me stay focused. It also helps me to not feel bad when I say “no”. I’m prepared to say “no” if the request doesn’t line up with my priorities. If I’m not sure about it, I can stop and pray. When God puts on your hear to say “no” (and perhaps “yes”), who can argue with that?
Feeling stretched thin? Feeling worn out and overcomitted? Feeling lost in the sea of a big decision? Stop. Pray. Ask God to show you what your Best Yes is for this season in your life, this week or even just this day.