The Bible says we are to deny ourselves and take up our cross (Matt 16:24). I’ve met many women who take this to mean that you need to be there for everyone every time they need you for something.
If you’re like these women, here’s are two contradictory truths you may not have considered:
- If you’re the type who is always there to help, there will always be a waiting list for those wanting your help.
- You are limited in our time and energy. So if you are always helping others, you won’t have time to help yourself.
I know what you’re probably thinking: But isn’t it selfish to take time for myself?