Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's Answer: Debt of the Mouth

How do I balance my new role as support group leader with my already busy roles of wife, mother, homeschool-teacher, etc?

As a new school year begins, the idea of balancing current responsibilities with new responsibilities can weigh heavy on a new leader's mind. We want you to remember a catchy phrase that will save you tons of stress and time:

Underpromise, overdeliver.

That's it. Simple isn't it. Or is it?

When you say yes to everything under the sun, you can quickly go into debt--debt of the mouth. And what if you can't "pay up?" What if your child ends up puking through the night or your husband is called away out of town with his job and he needs you to mow the lawn, get the car inspected and pay the taxes all while he's gone or you just realize that math hasn't been graded in, like, three months. . . ? We often make commitments, fully expecting to be able to follow through, and then. . .life happens and suddenly, we can't pay up.

It's like personal finances and debt. We make commitments to borrow money, fully expecting to be able to repay the debt in the allotted time, then life happens and suddenly we can't. It is better never to go into that debt in the first place!

So. . . spend your yes-es wisely. When you invest of yourself and your time, make it count for the most.

When you underpromise and overdeliver, you will be free to enjoy your time as a servant leader, investing in the hearts of homeschoolers, owing no one anything but a debt of love!

We promise!
Kristen & Denise

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