Quietness and solitude, time to reflect and hear God is not an optional thing. I need it and I must make it happen. If I can't fit some of that blessed uninterrupted time into my life then I think something is amiss.
What things should I say no to that I have already said yes to?
I need to grow in discernment for I know that the skill I am lacking is not just saying "no".
Juggling may be a part of life but I must make sure that I am not juggling too many things. I need to guard my heart from pride - thinking that I alone am the only one who can meet a need. Unbelief is another big one, do I trust Him? I need to ask the Lord for help in prioritizing my day- knowing that there are many things that I cannot compromise namely my family and homeschooling. Ministry needs can pile up so fast and it's hard to sort through it all. I just did 7 loads of laundry today after 2 weeks on the road- sorting isn't fun!
I have wanted to call my sisters for weeks now. The time zones are a hindrance but busyness is too. When I haven't connected with those I love then I think I need to slow down.
God's heart towards his children is tender and He is patient with us. I am so thankful for that. Knowing when to say yes and when to say no is a steep learning curve for me, but there are small victories that remind me that He is teaching me.