I have done a lot in terms of ‘going simple’ in the past couple of years. I’ve significantly pared down list of causes, events and things I’m involved in. To be honest, making this change was reactive on my part, and in that way, it may not have been entirely healthy. I was running away from a time of life that far, far to complex. What I really wanted was to stick my fingers in my ears and holler ‘la la la la la’ just to block out the chaos.
I think I’ve moved back to a more healthy place today. Still, I struggle sometimes with trying to push to much into life. Much of the time, finding that balance is all about saying no. I don’t want to wear blinders. I don’t believe in looking opportunities ‘in the mouth’ as it were. So, I struggle. Picked up a GREAT tip today from Dave Kraft, the Development Pastor at Mars Hill Church.
“Never saying yes to anything over the phone, but buying time to think and pray about it.”
How simple is that. “Let me get back with you on that.” That is an easy to say phrase that I will be adding to my vocabulary. Dave actually has six more tips that you might like too.
HT to Todd Rhodes at MMI for the tip.