Hi PARISH friends!
Every now and then, something great comes along, whether its the hottest new lipstick or the perfect pair of skinnies, and as an office of five women, we feel that its our duty to share it with you! We have entirely too much fun at work (if that’s possible) and truly enjoy chatting about life, love, babies, and of course interior design!
A few weeks ago, I started reading a book called “The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst… and folks, it’s my duty to share this amazing book with you! If I didn’t, I would feel like I found the perfect mascara and didn’t tell anyone. How wrong would that be?! But really… back to the book- It’s all about letting God direct you when to say YES and when to say NO. This sounds easy, but for people pleasers like myself- this can be a daunting task. The author calls this a “disease to please”… I couldn’t agree more! The truth is that sometimes, saying yes to everything (even the good things) is actually taking us away from time we could spend being closer to God or glorifying him in a greater way than we imagined! It is so easy for me to miss the big picture sometimes, and get caught up doing all of these little things that I’ve said yes to. We are truly over-committed and exhausted because we need to learn to say no!
What about saying YES?! This is really where the book got me. I like to think that we all have a dreamy little list in our heads of things we want to do someday… some things that are so bold, they kinda scare you! Those things you can’t quit thinking about are often the perfect things to say YES to! Whether it’s adopting a child, opening a business, or mentoring teenagers, saying yes is actually glorifying God because you’re doing something He’s specifically placed on your heart. So cool! Wouldn’t it be a shame that if by saying yes to the easy things, that we missed out on something great?! I surely don’t want to miss out on the best YES!!
This precious author asks great questions so that we can learn how to discern a yes from a no, and be educated enough to make tough decisions on a daily basis. The book is a great, quick read, and if you’re like me, you’ll be so sucked in that you’ll read it with a highlighter! (That’s a true sign that I’m engaged and paying attention! haha)
My favorite line from the book is this one: “Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.” How huge is that?!!
The author hones in on Romans 8:28 (my personal favorite) to remind us that God uses the good and not-so-good parts of the decisions that we make for his glory. Our imperfections can never override His promises! Don’t you just love those little reminders?
Because we are SO hooked on this fabulous book, we have decided to give away some! If you would like one, please comment on this post below with your email address so that we can contact you! Your heart will absolutely be blessed!
… now, onto finding that perfect mascara.
Until next time,
PS… speaking of using our time more wisely and saying YES to great things… we have decided to open late on Wednesdays at 11 so that we can take part in Montgomery’s Bible Study Fellowship! Feel free to join us (and lots of other fabulous ladies) tomorrow at Ridgecrest Baptist Church!