Let your yes be yes and your no be no

How on earth did I end up being a village hall trustee?  I can’t give this enough of my time and attention at the moment so I went to tonight’s management committee fully resolved that I would tell the chairman that I could not continue after the AGM. Unfortunately at the end of the meeting he went round the table asking for members comments and I was the last to speak.  By the time it was my turn, over half the trustees had announced their resignation and I didn’t have the heart to say I would be going too.  I’m such a coward!  But I do need to say no.  I can’t go on saying that I will turn up when I know that I cannot.  I can’t keep filling in the gaps every time I can’t find a member from church to do something. Enough is enough.  It is time to start saying no.  It is time for a no to really mean a no.

It’s amazing how a weeks holiday helps you to get your priorities right.

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One Response to Let your yes be yes and your no be no

  1. Alan Crawley says:

    You and several thousand other vicars I suggest.

    I think saying no is the most important thing I am still learning in my curacy – and I bet it gets harder when I get some responsibility!

    Go for it!

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