Monday, February 13, 2012

Making More Time Part 8 (Final segment)

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 12:11 PM

The eighth and final tip to make more time is to: Enlist help, or delegate.

 Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

 It’s okay to say “no” – Being able to do it all and have it all is a myth. We were never made to do everything all the time and women end up running ragged trying to keep up the image of perfection. We may disappoint someone once in a while if we say "no" to doing something, but if we wear ourselves too thin trying to do everything, we'll end up being no good to anyone.

Children can work, too - even children as young as two can throw a diaper away, put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket. My two-year-old even helps unload the dishwasher and get clean clothes out of the dryer. Our children should be taught to be responsible members of our families. As they get older, they get more privileges, and these should always also come with added responsibilities. This will not only help us, but help our children when they're grown and need to take care of themselves and their families. My oldest already knows if she wants the privilege of sitting in the front seat when she turns twelve, she will have to take on the responsibility of babysitting her younger siblings on occasion.

 Pay for help or exchange for it if you need to – are you working to help with bills but maybe have extra you could use for cleaning? Can you trade with a friend for services? Babysitter for hair. Meals for cleaning. You run errands today, your friend next week. There are numerous ways to trade for help if you can't pay for it.

God is your greatest helper. Don’t lack what you need because you didn’t ask. (James 4:2) 

And remember: God will provide everything you need to do everything He’s called you to do.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Making More Time Part 8 (Final segment)


The eighth and final tip to make more time is to: Enlist help, or delegate.

 Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:

 It’s okay to say “no” – Being able to do it all and have it all is a myth. We were never made to do everything all the time and women end up running ragged trying to keep up the image of perfection. We may disappoint someone once in a while if we say "no" to doing something, but if we wear ourselves too thin trying to do everything, we'll end up being no good to anyone.

Children can work, too - even children as young as two can throw a diaper away, put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket. My two-year-old even helps unload the dishwasher and get clean clothes out of the dryer. Our children should be taught to be responsible members of our families. As they get older, they get more privileges, and these should always also come with added responsibilities. This will not only help us, but help our children when they're grown and need to take care of themselves and their families. My oldest already knows if she wants the privilege of sitting in the front seat when she turns twelve, she will have to take on the responsibility of babysitting her younger siblings on occasion.

 Pay for help or exchange for it if you need to – are you working to help with bills but maybe have extra you could use for cleaning? Can you trade with a friend for services? Babysitter for hair. Meals for cleaning. You run errands today, your friend next week. There are numerous ways to trade for help if you can't pay for it.

God is your greatest helper. Don’t lack what you need because you didn’t ask. (James 4:2) 

And remember: God will provide everything you need to do everything He’s called you to do.

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