Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days {Day 20} Believe in Your Yes


Yesterday I said that we need to know our limits and learn to say "No."  It's a good word to have in our vocabulary when we need to seek some peace in the midst of a mess. 

Well that being said, we do need to commit to things...need to say "Yes."  We need to show up and be who we're meant to be in a given situation, because without us, there would be a void.  Something that should have been birthed wouldn't be because we weren't there to bring it forth. 

There are plenty of times when you've said "Yes" because you were supposed to.  It felt right and you felt called.  But later, after the initial excitement and emotion faded and the going got a little tough, you doubted...even wanted to quit...and maybe even did.

Does that mean that you missed it in the beginning and should have said "No" all along?

I don't think so.

Sometimes, maybe even many times, you'll say "Yes" and it won't be an easy road.  That "Yes" will require extra work, extra time and extra energy that feels nearly impossible to muster up.  You'll feel stretched to your breaking point and wonder how you'll even do it.  Some other things in your life may even take a back seat and things may even pile up.

Does that mean that you missed it in the beginning and should have said "No" all along?

I don't think so.

These times are times of testing and growth.  Time to see what you're made of and how you have something to bring to a situation that is uniquely yours.  It's an opportunity to seize something great and to reap rewards that you would never have known if you'd said "No" instead of "Yes."

And the very moment that you feel like just quitting it all and shutting down all communications with everyone?  This is the time to remember your "Yes."  The why you got into it at all in the first place.  
If you believe in your "Yes", then even when it gets tough and you feel weary, you stick it out because you know that your reward is coming. 

A few things you may have given up on if you didn't believe in your "Yes?"


They are all things that are commitments.
All things you initially get excited about.
But the living it out... they can be tough, make you doubt, and even want to quit. 

So, does that mean that you missed it in the beginning and should have said "No" all along?

I don't think so.

Just remember your "Yes" and the reason you said it in the first place.  
Believing in the power of that "Yes" can carry you through. 

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God...
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son...
Romans 8:28-29 NASB  

The reward is in the becoming.

Is there a "Yes" in your life that has stretched you?

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