And I need to. I’ve made my share of wrong ‘yes’ decisions. But today I’m making the decision to focus on learning how to make better yes decisions.
I was thinking about some of my best yeses and it’s funny that many of them were originally a no.
Marrying John and accepting Jesus as my Savior, in my early 20’s, is at the top of my very best yeses.
Moving to Arizona turned out to be the best yes. This is one that was originally a No! I did not want to move 2,000 miles from my family. But God had other plans for us and once we visited, He changed my desire to move and we’ve lived here 25 years. No regrets.
Another best yes was signing up to sponsor a Compassion International child. I’d wanted to do this for years but was hesitant to make the commitment. In March of 2011, I finally said yes to sponsor a 10-year-old girl. Her name is Noemi. Getting a letter from Noemi is such a blessing to me! Why did I wait so long!
I never thought I would be content to be a stay at home wife. I love working and I love having a paycheck! I left my last employment position 2 years ago with the intention of pursuing another opportunity. God had other plans for me not to work but to volunteer and enjoy some time off. That will likely change one day but for now my best yes is to obey the Lord and use this time to grow in my faith.
We all have many ‘best yes’ moments and probably more ‘wrong yes’ moments too. But we can learn from those, right? That is my prayer. Learn from them and move on.
I would love to hear about one of your ‘Best Yes’ moments!
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