Photo Credit / Quote: John Maxwell
I jotted down the question as soon as I read it.
I can’t remember now where I saw it online, but it grabbed my attention immediately:
What will you say YES to more in 2016? What do you want to say NO to more?
I shared it as an icebreaker with my online Bible study group, and the answers spoke volumes:
More YES to
- Reading my Bible
- Being fully present for my family
- Taking care of myself physically and emotionally
- Talking to God
- Being good to myself
- Making time for Jesus
- Listening to what He says the future holds
- Cultivating a heart of thanksgiving
- Trusting God
More NO to
- Fear, doubt and lethargy
- Being too busy
- Wasting time on things that don’t matter
- Listening to negative talk
- Binge eating
- Hanging out with people who aren’t good for me
- Worry and anxiety
- Getting wrapped up in the urgency of everything
- Thinking I’m not “enough,” making excuses, overextending myself, and living exhausted
Jesus said YES to me and set me free from condemnation and defeated living.
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.
I Corinthians 6:12, NLT
Only slaves have no power to say YES or NO.
This year, I’m determined to jump right off my self-imposed Hamster wheel and live life differently.
I’m going to heed good advice and learn to say NO to the good so that I can say YES to the best.
I’m going to stay away from the shiny temptations that suck the life out of me.
I’m choosing rest and relationships over time wasters and worry.
I’m kicking fear to the curb and walking in faith.
Let’s say YES to freedom in Christ and NO to bondage and defeat.
Something to think about…
I’m sharing “Yes and No” with like-minded friends at Faith-Filled Friday.
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