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Making choices is an area I struggle with greatly. I either over-analyze the decision to death, altogether paralyzing myself or say yes out of an unnecessary sense of obligation.
When I first became a Christian, not too many years ago, I said yes to everything. I was certain if it came to me, God sent it and I must say yes. This quote from the book really resonated with me:
As my faith grows, my wisdom and ability to discern increases, but I still have a long way to go in this area. Just because something is brought before us, it does not make it our assignment.
We have a choice.
Lysa refers to yes and no as “the two most powerful words.” I must agree. Everything is decided from these two tiny, but incredibly powerful words. Will we love? Will we write? Will we start a ministry? And some days, even the seemingly simple — will we get out of bed?
She teaches how and why not to over-schedule ourselves. I’m an extreme woman. It’s all or nothing for me. Either my schedule is so packed I can’t stop to breath or I completely shut down, unable to carry out the most mundane of tasks.
“The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”
The Best Yes, p. 28
Schedule —> Soul. This really makes me want to scrutinize my schedule better.
She also shares how to chase down decisions by evaluating where it will lead us. It’s important to know if it lines up with where we want to be.
I know which path I want to travel.
Lysa has helped me to use those important little words, yes and no, to stay on that path. I don’t need to say yes to everything, but there are places it is necessary.
She shows us how to be brave, but analytical at the same time. I believe this to be an art. One we will never perfect, but something we can eventually get good enough at to find peace and growth together.
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