Last week, my friend Lysa TerKeurst, celebrated the launch of her book The Best Yes. This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s The Best Yes Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE.
The Best Yes is a life-changing message for all those who feel bombarded with decisions, and all-too-often, just say “yes” without giving it much thought or any prayer.
As the mom of five young adults (age 17-23), I am intimately involved with the power of the wrong “yes.” I’ve watched lives forever altered by wrong decisions. And, if I’m honest, I’ve had my share of wrong choices too. My life’s direction and opportunities changed by hasty or selfish decisions. (Wish I’d had a copy of this book years ago)
I hope you will pick up a copy of Lysa’s book – for you and for your loved one’s who need a reminder to press the pause button before making a decision.
In celebration of Lysa’s new book, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and see if I could identify some of my Best Yes decisions. The absolute Best Yes’s of my life are accepting Jesus as my savior, marrying my husband and having my children. So let’s just acknowledge those! But there are a few other decisions that impacted my life significantly. Here are 5 of them:
1) Going to college. Lots of hard work, two jobs, paying student loans for years, sleepless nights, when I did sleep – nightmares of showing up at the final and not attending the class all semester. But the life-skills I learned in college (and the education) were worth it all.
2) Saying yes to my husband when he wanted to move to Charlotte in 1998. I didn’t want to go. But I gritted my teeth and said I’d go for 2 years so HE could experience life somewhere besides Phoenix. Turns out the move was for me to connect with P31.
3) Obeying God when He told me to call Lysa TerKeurst. It was 1998 and I saw her speak at church and then heard her on the radio. That one call changed the direction of my life forever.
4) Stepping down from the worship team. I though I would always serve God through worship. So when He told me to not volunteer after our move, I obeyed (again through gritted teeth). Turns out I needed to learn how to worship before I could lead worship. It took five LONG years before God allowed me on a worship team again, but it was a Best Yes because I’d much rather be a worshipper.
5) Deciding to work at home. I was a career woman, and fully expected to work in PR my entire life. But deciding to be home with a flexible part-time schedule, allowed me to connect with my kids and be involved in their lives in a greater way.
How about you? I’d love to hear one of your Best Yes decisions. And I’ve got a copy of Lysa’s book to give away too!! So just leave a comment with your Best Yes, and I’ll pick a winner on Sunday and email you privately.
Thanks for joining me in this celebration!!
*** Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Congratulations to Natalie C. for winning a copy of Lysa’s book!