Say “No More” – Part 1

I am called to be a leading woman in ministry. I’m called to minister to families. I’m called to teach kids about Jesus. I’m also called to be a loving mother, an understanding wife, an honoring daughter, a supportive granddaughter, and an encouraging friend.

When I think about managing the many facets of my ministry and my family life, it can be overwhelming.

I once heard my pastor say, “Jesus shouldn’t be first in your life. He should be at the center of it.” Putting Jesus first means that I put my husband and children second, when in all actuality, God wants to love and minister to my family through me. When I shift my mindset, everything changes. My ministry and my family life are no longer at odds. Instead, they work in harmony to accomplish the multiple callings God has placed on my life.

Say “no more.” No more competing agendas. No more feeling guilty for missing a soccer game or arriving late to a ministry event. No more self doubt. No more double booked calendars. No more inner turmoil, wishing you could always be at the “other” appointment. Say “no more.”

It’s easier read then said, and easier said than done. In Say “No More” Part 2, we’ll look at how this small change in mindset is carried out in your daily life.

Jessica Bealer has been leading children’s ministry for 17 years. The last five years have been spent overseeing standards, systems, staffing and atmosphere for the children’s ministry of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of nearly twenty locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica is a mother of four and published author. She is married to Frank, the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange. Together they are the founders of FamilyMinistry.Church.

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