Sunday, March 4, 2012

No!

A few years ago Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan starred in a movie called Cop Out.  I never saw it, but I heard it was mediocre at best.  What I do remember, however, is the preview.  Willis and Morgan play two cops who have a suspect in the back seat of their car.  The suspect says "Knock, knock."  Tracy Morgan's character goes on a minute long rant of saying "no."  Once he's finished, Willis replies Who's there?"  That scene, at least, is hilarious.

Have you ever just wanted to tell someone "no" like that before?  I know I have.  Some people are great at telling others "no."  Some people have a hard time drawing the line and feel that they have to say 'yes."  I, unfortunately, fall in the latter half.  I find it difficult to say no.

At a former church I used to attend, I found myself burned out because of my inability to say no.  Truth be told, it led to me feeling that I had been taken advantage of; feelings of distrust and resentment built up.  Not good.  I've learned that it can be difficult to admit that you have limits and can't do everything, but it was not a pleasant lesson to learn.  Learn it the easy waypossible.

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