You’re the person everyone counts on to get things done.
You love God through serving others.
- You show up early and stay late.
- You step in, step up, pick up the slack.
- You believe in excellence; failure is not an option.
- You do whatever it takes.
You give and give and give.
But now, something’s gotta give.
Because you’re exhausted. Discouraged.
Resentful of those who never lift a finger and don’t bother to say, “Thank you.”
And in your most honest moments, hurt—and even angry—when others take credit for all you’ve done.
You’ve done too much … for too many…with too little … for too long.
I believe you can live an intentional life—and actually enjoy it!—when you stop trying so hard.
This is ME! I can relate to every bit of this type of thinking. And to make it more complicated, I have wrapped these choices in the message of the Gospel with all the scriptures to go with which would justify these SELFLESS choices! … Thank you for communicating so well a tricky scenario of the heart and mind, that unfortunately is not rare in the Christian community. ~ LAB
Imagine yourself …
- … adjusting your expectations of yourself and others.
- … discerning when to step in and when to step back.
- … accepting God’s invitation to find rest in Him.
- … enjoying the one-of-a-kind woman God created you to be.
- … giving freely from the abundance you’ve received.
Hi! I’m Cheri.
I’ve never been “the fun one” in any school or work group. No, I was always the capable one. The hardest working one. The one that everyone else depended on. I’ve never been popular—but by golly, I’ve been necessary.
I expected all my efforts to bring me a sense of fulfillment. But the more I did for others, the more disappointed, discouraged, and downright resentful I became.
Five years ago, God started me on a journey of evaluating how, when, and why I serve others. I learned how to recognize and reset unrealistic expectations. I gave up being “all things to all people” and began embracing who God actually created me to be. Most importantly, I quit trying to earn love from people and started running to Jesus to fulfill my longing for belonging.
Won’t you join me on this journey? An intentional life of satisfaction and joy is possible for you, too!
“You always make me think different things … or think of things differently.”