In an earlier blogpost, we talked about the misuse of the word “should.” We determined that it’s time to quit “shoulding” on ourselves.
Another misuse of the word “should” is when we use the word to beat ourselves up.
“I should go back to school,” or “I should start exercising.” “I should start eating better.” We do it all the time.
When we say these types of things over and over, we’re doing nothing more than making ourselves feel bad.
And, it causes us to procrastinate!
Instead, make a decision. Either do it or don’t do it. But quit giving yourself a hard time. Life’s too short for that.
James 5:12 says,
“Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.”
This is the prescription for the illness called, “Wishy-washy.”