I think I often miss my Best Yes because I am too busy; not open to His whisper and do not allow Him to open my mind to new experiences or to stretch myself. It is a shame now that I can evaluate it and see.
There is a term I wish I knew more about in my life called “white space” or “margin“. I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about, that time that is unscheduled.
I think I have some of it but often time my ‘time’ is structured to the point that I cannot allow anything to go outside the schedule. I wonder how many chances I end up wasting that I may have been able to say YES to?
I loved this line:
“Don’t waste it. Let it make you aware. Be an extension of God’s love right now.”
To be honest, as I write here, I am almost tearing up because I feel there are many opportunities I have missed. So many times I have been too busy to see.
I am thankful I am being made aware now – some areas of my life need to change and what does that look like?
It may mean saying no to more things so I can have time to hear from Him.
It may mean saying Yes to some things that really matter or that I know are my Best Yes.
I am not entirely sure yet, but I am open to change, even though it can be one of the hardest things to do. Change…. we all say we want it but when it comes down to it, we fight against it. This line really resonated with me:
“Saying no isn’t an unnecessary rejection. It’s actually a necessary protection of our Best Yes answers. We will have a very hard time paying attention to those Best Yes answers if we live lives that are completely spent.”
Oh, how I feel this line was written just for me! I am in a season where I am feeling spent…. and I know God has me right here to get my attention so that I may be FORCED to make some changes. He does that sometimes, do you know what I mean?
I am often not very present with my family, my friends or even myself. I am task orientated and can get so focused on completing things that I miss the community and relationship. I have made improvements, but still have a long way to go.
I think a Best Yes for me might be to read Bob Goff’s Love Does – I am putting it on my list! There were many tid-bits that Lysa shared from that book that really resonated with my soul…..I love how God uses people to help us grow!
Do you find yourself looking for big directional signs?