Overcommitted: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes

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Overcommited: 3 Things to Consider Before Saying Yes As a young mom, I wanted everything to be perfect. Reflecting back to a time when Alex was 3 and Averee was 1, I was super insecure about myself as a wife and mother.

I wanted my girls to eat 3 square meals a day. Of course, wouldn’t you know it, that God would gift me with the most stubborn daughter who refused to eat my healthy options.

I wanted my home to be perfect. This meant dishes out of the dishwasher, floors spotless and dust wiped.

I wanted the perfect marriage. I wanted us to agree on everything, have great sex and make the best memories.

It seemed my identity was wrapped in everything being perfect. It was also wrapped in doing everything for everyone that asked. I was insecure in who I was as a person and trying to do it all so that I could establish myself as a worthy person. When someone asked me to do something or volunteer in an area at church, or help in some way I would say yes because I hated letting others down and I wanted them to think that I was good.

Eventually, all of my striving for perfection and yes’s came crashing down on top of me. It caused unhappiness, anxiety and left me with feeling worthless. Thankfully I had a wise husband who, over time,  helped me see that it was okay to say no. I also had Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith. Because of my faith in Him, I was able to just be me. I still had a hard time saying no to others, and I had a lot to learn, but at least it was a starting point.

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It’s why I love this wise article from my feature today, Samantha from Sweeter Still. Samantha wisely shares with us 3 things to consider before making another commitment and I love her advice. Before moving on to this weeks link-up please visit her blog!

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  2. Hand raised! I remember vividly being with a group of moms, watching our toddlers play in the park, and them saying that any mom who gave their kids Caprisun or Lucky Charms was horrible. My kids is 14 with straight A’s and a love for Jesus and I still wonder if that juice and cereal messed him up. Striving for “perfection” can seriously steal so much joy. All those should and must do’s just wrangle grace right out of our hands. Love you, friend and this once again reminder that perfection is a waste of time. xoxoxoxox

    • Shannon says:

      Well, then I guess I was that horrible mom too, friend! We can be in the “horrible mom’s club” together, huh? You’re right, striving for that perfection steals joy!! So glad you stopped by!! xoxoxo

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