I’m a little overwhelmed and a lot worn out.
I’m drowning in the regrets of too many commitments.
I dread saying yes but am too scared, too cowardly, too busy or too something to just be honest and say no.
I hope there’s more to life than my to do list.
Every assignment feels like my assignment.
Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind? I know they have mine more times than I can count–ESPECIALLY that first one. The question is, is there any relief? Any way possible to get past these feelings? Because of my ever present companions–compulsive project starteritis and yes girl syndrome–I was starting to feel like the answer was no. As if drowning in a sea of uncompleted tasks and unfulfilled responsibilities was my new normal Fortunately, for me and for you, I’m learning that’s not the case.
There is a way out.
I don’t know about you, but the possibility of living a life with more breathing room and fewer regrets and distractions sounds awesome!
So, what’s the key, you ask?
As I’m learning from author Lysa TerKeurst, it’s not about saying yes or no. It’s about “living your life making decisions with the Best Yes as your best filter.”
But, what’s the Best Yes?
In a nutshell, it’s about freeing up space in our lives so we have the mental and physical capacity to do the things God intentionally created us to do. We can’t do those things very well when we’re so busy taking on every home improvement project, volunteer assignment, grandiose hobby or whatever else (as noble or tempting as it may be) is weighing us down.
It’s about cutting out distractions and busyness that draw our attention away from where He wants us to be.
It’s about gaining freedom from the weight of ambitious commitments and unfinished projects.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll share more about what I’m learning about this Best Yes. It’s good stuff. Stay tuned so we can ditch those pesky companions I talked about together.
p.s. And if you haven’t already picked up a copy of Lysa’s book, The Best Yes, I strongly encourage you to check it out. It’s one of those rare books where before I even finished the first chapter, I was already texting friends to check it out.