I refuse to stuff the dreams God has given me deep down where no one can see. Because I'd be ignoring His voice.
I refuse to compare myself to the creative work God has done in creating the others around me. Because He was mighty creative with me too.
I refuse to be cranky with my kids. Because that's the easy way out.
I refuse to believe the lie that I'm not good enough. Because He makes me able.
I refuse to resort to selfishness when things get hard. Because fighting for relationships is worth it.
I refuse to be a wife that manipulates to get what I want. Because being dishonest is not a way to live.
I refuse to let jealousy reign in my friendships. Because God made us for relationships. Lots of them.
I refuse to feel bogged down and overwhelmed. Because saying "no" to the overwhelming is what's really good for you sometimes.
I refuse to expect perfection from those around me. Because they definitely don't get perfection from me.