I'm a yes girl. I have been for as many years as I can remember.
Yes.....to make others happy.
Yes.....to not feel uncomfortable.
Yes.....to help another.
Yes.....to the things I may not want to do, but feel I must do.
But, I've realized after all this time, my saying yes to the world is often leading to having to say no to Jesus.
I'm working on giving my BEST yes from here on out. Would you like to join me?
This March we will kick off our first Book Study featuring "The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst.
Read the synopsis below.
I’m never the hero of my books.
I write from the hurt of my struggle and the hope of God’s truth. My books seem to travel like whispers from deep places and end up leaking out through pixelated letters.
Beth Moore once said, “Authors don’t always choose their books. Their path, and more often their pain, do the picking.” My new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, did just that. It picked me.
I wrote this message, because I need this message.
I wrote it because I’m tired of rushing and stressing and missing out on the sweet parts of life. I found myself saying, “I’ll do that thing that makes my soul come alive when I can find time.” But no one in the history of the world has ever found more time or made more time.
We all get 168 hours a week. No more. No less. And too many of us are missing out on too much.
We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so the best of who we are can emerge.
Part of the rush is due to people pleasing. I’m a chronic people-pleaser. I’d love to say I’m a recovering people-pleaser. That sounds so much more tidy.
The truth is people pleasing is so engraved in my thinking process, I really have to be conscious of it every single day.
So knowing how to say no and when to say yes is definitely woven into this message.
But there’s something deeper that pulses through the pages of this book. When I set my life to the rhythm of rush, I just quite honestly don’t like who I am.
Rushing robs me of the sweetest parts of life- the parts of life that feed my soul. When a woman lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, she’ll ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.
And I guess I’m just tired of that deep ache.
Maybe you are too?
Instead of constantly dreading saying yes and feeling powerless to say no, there’s another option.
And that is to ask, “What is my Best Yes in this?”
When I unrush myself and use the Best Yes as a filter of every decision I make, the best of me emerges. And I want to live with the best of me, front and center in my life all of the time.
I suspect you want to live with the best of you, too. If so, The Best Yes is for you.