“But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37, NKJV

Boundaries can be overwhelming, especially for a people-pleaser. However, always saying “yes” can be overwhelming too, especially if you are a teacher in a classroom filled with students.

Recently, the Lord has been teaching me the importance of boundaries. I’ve learned that when we know how and when to say “no” or “not yet,” we can give the appropriate time and investment to our “yes” activities and commitments.

When Jesus told his disciples to “…let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.,’” He was teaching his disciples how to have boundaries and prevent burnout. As teachers, we can follow this example to avoid and prevent burnout as we invest in His “yes” activities and commitments.

Lord, teach us when to say, ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’ or ‘not yet.’ We want to do Your will, not ours. Amen.

Copyright Dr. Heather Hewitt.

Dr. Hewitt is an adjunct instructor for the School of Education at Liberty University.

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