Don't let your yes be the source of your stress

Ever heard the expression, "It's the little things that get you down?" (Or in my case, the thing that drives you absolutely crazy?) It’s so true though, right?

One minute you’re going along, just fine, and then suddenly something small sends you into an irrational tailspin. That “little thing” becomes the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.


For me, it’s rarely the small things that are the real problem in my life. The source of my frustration is that I have said “Yes” to too many things out of mom-guilt or out of fear that I’ll disappoint someone. When I do this, I let my overly busy schedule turn me into a woman that I don’t want to be.

Proverbs 25:4 says, “It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.” Can I get an amen? Friend, don't let your yes be the source of your stress.

He has created us to be so much more, not to do so much more.

Today, ask yourself what you have said yes to that you need to stop doing. Then with God’s guidance, make a plan to stop doing it. It won’t be easy, but it’ll help keep those molehills from turning into mountains.