Friday, December 15, 2006

Say No to 'Yes'


A lot of people who are in my current position have to learn ONE thing... which is to learn how to say 'No' to a lot of things the seem so right.

When you assume the position of a servant, you inevitably inherit a whole lot of jobs that you don't want, and you don't need.

And a lot of people have died a thousand deaths because of their attitude of service. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but if done without prioritsing, it'll kill even the most passionate heart. They seemingly carry everyone else's burdens as if it were theirs, just because they assume the position, and its responsibilities.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's about my new job.

I have a 'senior' that's a few months into the job, and I'm seemingly a freshie in this dept. He's been taking a lot on himself recently, and because I've seen things happen to people like him, I am in the better position to tell him that he's going to kill himself that way.

When you work for a church, there's gonna be so many things that will require your 'immediate' attention; people to fetch, people to take care of, phone calls to make, emergency meetings, opening of doors, lives to save, fellowship/relationships to maintain, the whole lot.

And 1 person cannot do them all. And seriously, just because you can do it doesn't mean you have to do it. Sometimes, priorities come first. What is your primary job? What is your primary ministry? Where should your heart be? All this has to be taken into consideration. The need is indeed infinite and it's always coming... But it doesn't mean it has to be met by ONE person.

Now I truly understand 'pray for the Lord of the harvest to send His workers...'


Anonymous Michele said...

hmm.... now how come i understand what you're trying to say?


December 15, 2006 8:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




December 15, 2006 12:20 pm  

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