I hate the word busy.
I’ve learned the hard way that overscheduling myself with a packed day is not only counter-productive, it’s a horrible way to live. I don’t like for my schedule to be 100% full.
In his book Margin, Richard Swenson says: “Most people commit to a 120 percent life and wonder why the burden feels so heavy.” He continues, questioning why we rarely see someone schedule only to 80%… “leaving a margin for responding to the unexpected that God sends our way.”
I don’t want my life to be so overscheduled that there’s no time for the spontaneous. I don’t want to miss out on opportunities for God to lead because I scheduled away our availability.
I’m constantly reminding myself that saying no isn’t a negative thing, that it can be one of the most positive choices that I make.
When’s the last time you said no with intention?