In July 2000, I was saying “crazy-schedule-photoYes,” to everything. I thought I was doing “good deeds,” but truth be told, I was completely over-committed. I paid a high price for that. When the state of Florida found me in a parking lot in a gruesome condition, they locked me up. How did that happen? Through many, many months of counseling it would be revealed that I was saying “yes” to everything to run from years of pain. Saying “yes” to everything allowed me to be SO buried in “good deeds,” that I didn’t have time to deal with my past. I once heard someone say, “we can be so heavenly bound that we are no earthly good.” This had become oh-so-true for me. Even as I volunteered in the church at an insane speed, doing everything for everybody, serving here, serving there…I was saying “yes” to all these heavenly things, but I was also ultimately saying “no” to God. Yep. True story. We can run and hide from God, himself, when we over-commit. I could do several posts on the topic of burnout and overcommitment. So more talk to come. But for now, I’ll simply close with this challenge: if you are saying “yes” to everything and saying “no” to nothing, are you really doing anything? Pray about that! 🙂

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