By Nancy Virden (c)2022
Like a river without banks will overflow, we are overcome by muddled thinking and stress when we do not live within established boundaries. Learn to live in God’s will’s freedom, love, and joy.
The YES / NO exchange
Every YES is a NO and every NO is a YES. If you have two choices and select one over the other, you are saying yes to one and no to the other. If you reverse your decision, it is still no to one and yes to the other. This is the yes/no exchange.
Think about your current obligations and compare them to your values. Make a list of each if it helps. Do your days prioritize what is most important to you?
You may notice that the choices you often say yes to are not supporting your values. You are saying no to what or whom is of exceeding significance. This will wear you down.
Our priority is knowing and surrendering to God. He is our number one YES.
The people to whom we are already committed are also YES.
By discovering how to meet our basic emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health needs, we say YES to ourselves.
Choose your priorities carefully. To begin living in a balanced, mentally healthy way, know what it is you value. When we know what to say yes to, we know what to say no to.
More to come…
Today’s Helpful Word
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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