Your Best Yes


This is an area I've wanted to discuss and an idea I jotted down on my to-do list for the past week now. It came to me during my daily reading and time with God in the morning's. This is a hard topic to cover in the position I'm at in my life. I am probably the most indecisive person I've ever met yet. I still have days where it seems like it takes me an extra half hour in the grocery store deciding on what kind of bread I might want to buy. No one as ever  really liked shopping with me anyway.

I wanted to take these next few minutes and share with you some things that have really captured my attention with making decisions and put me at ease when doing so. First off..I'd like to thank Barnes and Noble for carrying this book and bringing it into my life. If I was formed and molded into any sort of book out there, you would likely find me here. I definitely deal with the disease to please. If this is you too, I'd highly suggest making a fun adventure out to your local bookstore or even amazon, since we have the power to order anything from the comfort of our cozy pajamas at home in bed. 

If you think about time all the way back to creation, we were designed to serve others. We love to lend a helping hand, we want friends to know we have their back, and we constantly strive to meeting today's standards of all the greatest accomplishments we can put on our resumes. Are we over working ourselves through the process though? I know I was. I'm pretty good at overwhelming my schedule with tasks and to-do lists.

One of the greatest things to reach for when making life decisions is WISDOM. You want to put your mind in places where wisdom scatters. 

James 1:5 says:
"If you need wisdom, as our generous God, and He will give it to you."

How amazing is that? That all we have to do is ask God to give us wisdom and He will do it?! I know I need it! When trying to make daily decisions, my mind starts to scatter and it becomes even worse when I have choice one and choice two...sometimes even three and four. I find myself going through the choices I have as if it is a life or death decision. I let my emotions get the best of me. Whenever I find myself caught in this particular season of life I ask myself a few questions...

  • Is this particular decision something I'm going to regret in the next few minutes, next week, or even next year?
  • Am I going to be able to make this fit into my schedule in this season?
  • What is my first gut feeling reaction to the choice I'm about to make?
God has literally woven into us the ability to be able to choose what is best if we trust in Him. Taking just a few moments out of your already busy schedule to ask yourself these simple questions may be able to help you make a more confident choice in your life. We live in such a society now that were in consistent go-go-go mode that we forget to stop the rush, notice, and take the time to say, "is this decision the right one for me right now?"

Now that we've learned to take time to chase after wisdom we have to realize that not all the tasks in life that are thrown our way are meant for us. Its okay to say no in a situation we don't feel comfortable in. This is one area where I struggle most. We are given a choice. Saying no doesn't make us bad people, it make us honest ones. Plus, I can promise you it's a lot easier to say no in the beginning than it will get as time goes along.

Has there ever been an area in your life where you commit to a decision that you didn't think was the right choice? You went in the wrong direction? The current direction your headed will lead to the dictate your destination. Now this might be a scary topic to discuss, but it's something we start to learn some season in our lives. The real reason behind making life hardest decisions for me is being to scared to make the wrong one and fail. Fearing that failure brings more stress and chaos into our life and the others around us. We get bitter, we get anxious, we get frustrated with ourselves. This is where you have to STEP OUT.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 says:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take."

That has been one of the most comforting verses I've ever come across in my walk with God. The more you lean on the trusting the Lord...the less you spend time worrying about daily choices and big life decisions. Even if those decisions mean choosing which bread to buy at the grocery store that week. God has been teaching me through these past couple of weeks that if I spend all my time trusting in myself, I'm going to waste my time focusing on all the things I could fail at if I make the wrong choice. There is never going to be a perfect choice. Perfection is so commonly used now a days, but it is an illusion. 

Romans 3:10 says:
"No one is righteous-not even one."

My last and final tip is to release all your worries. This has been the most beneficial and freeing part of the decision making process. If you've ever made a wrong choice..don't live in it. Make a choice rather than making the decision to not make a choice. Gather yourself and stay confident that you will make the right one next time! Everyone makes mistakes and you'll never be alone in this area. Evaluate your past decisions and use those as stepping stones in order to grow in wisdom. Wisdom, hmmm..that word sounds familiar...doesn't it ;)

At the end of the day, since adding these few changes into my daily life I have felt a sense of freedom. This particular book, The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst has been one I haven't been able to put down. I'm a whole whopping 142 pages in and I can't wait to see what else is to come in the remaining 100. If this is an area you might need more guidance in, I highly recommend this book. Just remember, you'll definitely need to get yourself a cute notebook to go along side with this book. You'll be learning a lot!

 This is not a sponsored post or something I wanted to write to get noticed. This is a topic in which I feel a lot of us struggle with and an area I'm pretty familiar with myself. I want to be a light to those in need. I know coming across these kinds of helpful tips and tricks through out social media are always helpful in areas of my life. And isn't that what we all want to share together at the Girls Korner? 

Now let's get out there and whoop those life decisions that come our way!

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