The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
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Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul?
Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:
- Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
- Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
- Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
- Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
and epic, talking about being powerfully effective. And inside your head a crowd roars with cheers, Go, girl, go! The world is waiting for your brand of awesomeness. Fulfill your calling. Tell the whole world about Jesus. Rahhh! And then you look up from the inspiration of these pages and see dog poop. Life has such a habit of stripping the feelings of power and significance right out of our scope with its constant daily demands. Right? Let me pull you close and whisper a heart-stopping truth.
no matter what, she was committed to showing up to practice. And then in a moment when it mattered most, she knew what to do. She knew what to do that day at the meet because she’d been training her mind and her body day after day in practice. If we want to know what to do when it matters most, we’ve got to be committed to showing up to practice. A Best Yes is a wise yes. The Bible reminds us, “Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life” (Prov. 19:20
or intentional or creative as they are, then maybe you could accomplish this. But the reality is, you’re not. Do you see what he just said about you? He knows you better than anyone, so if he thinks that, it’s true. This relationship won’t ever get any better. You know this is never going to work, right? How do I know you feel these things? Because I don’t just observe these in others. I experience these myself. You may also be tempted to stop reading right now because you are well aware of
effects, good and bad, of those decisions. And those decisions determine so much about our lives. Much of what I live today is the result of the choices I made yesterday. Understanding this helps me feel the weight of the decisions I will make today. What a glorious or ominous thing this might be for me. Oh, that I might stir into my life a well-done heart of wisdom. WE EACH HAVE A PART TO PLAY C. S. Lewis wrote: Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part
Proverbs 2:1–11; 9:1–6, 13–18; 19:20 (pp. 104–106, 109–110) James 1:5 (p. 108) Chapter 10 Managing Demands Means Understanding Expectations Psalm 23:1 (p. 115) Chapter 11 The Power of the Small No Joshua 3:14–16 (p. 141) Psalm 23:1–3 (p.140) Proverbs 24:26 (p. 130) Ecclesiastes 7:18 (p. 136) Isaiah 49:10 (p. 140) Jeremiah 31:9 (p.140) Ephesians 4:29 (pp. 129–130) Chapter 12 The Awkward Disappointment of Saying No Numbers 13:27–28 (p. 149) Joshua 1:7–9; 14:7–12 (pp. 148, 150–151) Chapter 13