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Renaissance NerdJuly 11, 2017
I work 60+ hour weeks, and have three callings, including Ward Executive Secretary. I'm stressed and tired all the time, but I'm not afraid to say no to some of the service projects I know I just won't be able to do properly. All you can do is your best.
michael edwardsJuly 11, 2017
here's a thought. just say no.
ScottHJuly 10, 2017
We constantly regale each other with anecdotes from scripture, Mormon history, and local experience of people who have gone far beyond their perceived limitations in the service of God. We celebrate these episodes, preaching them from the pulpit in general conference and discussing them at length in lessons. We chide ourselves and each other for holding anything back from the Lord. Our culture veritably worships going above and beyond. We pay lip service to properly balancing our capacities and service, but we do not revere this approach. At best, we look upon souls that publicly express such limitations with pity. Often we regard them with contempt. Is it any wonder that many Mormons feel like they are required to constantly spend all of their personal reserves serving and feeling that they are never good enough?
Gaye BreillattJuly 10, 2017
The secret is delegation. People often try to do more than the calling requires and prevent those who serve with them the blessings. Know where your talents lie, use them and enjoy the callings of others in an organization. The Lord never expects us to give more than we can. Yes. Know your limitations. Our callings have been such a blessing in our lives as we have followed the above. God will help you know what you can and cannot do and bless you as you serve Hum
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