The fear of choosing wrong is always what gets me spinning my wheels in the same spot for far too long. Especially when it involves anyone else except me. Everything from taking time for myself and what to fill that time with to if I am totally screwing up my kids by not getting out the paint and paper even though I know the mess will be a huge pain. Choices of "Yes" or "No" to requests of my time in my already jam-packed days...wanting to say yes but knowing it will cause all kinds of stress. But being a "good Christian" is always saying yes right?? Always doing what everyone asks and the fallout on our family, health and relationships be damned....right? Because it's for the "good of God".
Involving God in each decision I make throughout my day isn't a natural thing and too often do I find myself turning to Him as a last resort rather than the first line of defense.
Lysa Terkeurst is on fire in her book The Best Yes. (I have read another of her books previously and loved it, so I was eager to jump into another of her reads!) Reading the write-up on the book I knew that it was a great fit for some of the struggles I have. So I dove in.
By Page 5 I knew this was the book that God had for me, I often find a book's timing has to be right and so often do I pick up the right book in God's perfect timing. Lysa writes,"I'm tired. I'm distracted. I'm disappointed in myself. I feel slightly used and more than slightly used up. I'm a little overwhelmed and a lot worn down". Huh...yep sounds familiar! She goes on to say that often we confuse the command that God gave us to love others with our human nature to people please our way into "good graces".
So far the book has been super insightful and I look forward to giving you a full report later on!