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THE BEST YES

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Every once in awhile the right words come at the right time, enough to make a lasting impact. In The Best Yes:Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, Lysa Terkeurst unpacks the the power of two words we use so frequently, but often don’t count the cost of. Yes and no. She refers to it as the disease to please. Let’s face it. Most of us are overextended. We wake up in the morning to endless demands and countless choices and in an effort to do it all we end up overworked and under fulfilled.

The whole book hinges on this phrase. “A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.” I’m certain many of you can relate. And make no mistake ladies, this book is not reserved for moms. Though we currently don’t have children, I have found it easy to insert my own circumstances. Not to mention my single girlfriends with careers, friends, families and responsibilities. It’s not as much about life stages as it is about the power of these words, about choosing our BEST YES in all stages of life.

I can honestly say this book gets better as it goes. Lysa has a way with taking God’s word and making it come alive to the reader. It’s as if you are having a cup of coffee, a conversation and sharing some laughs. The best part is that each chapter leaves you wanting more.

Here are a few of my favorite takeaways:

  • “We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.”
  • “The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.”
  • “I will not let the awkward disappointment of others keep me from my Best Yes appointments with God.”
  • “The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live your life determines how you spend your soul.”

These four statements alone are enough make an impact. Mix that with the ultimate truth of God’s word and some laugh out loud hilarious stories and you have a book that you will want to read, highlight, put into practice, and pass along. It will spark a desire to choose your BEST YES and have conversations with your friends. And lets face it, the cover is easy on the eyes 🙂

I really can’t recommend this book enough. Societal pressures of today and perfect Pinterest lives tell us we have to do it one way. To keep up. But I think there is a better way. There is a BEST YES in the midst of our daily routines that could just reshape your life. Grab a copy here. Sit down with an open mind and prepare to be changed. And better yet, share it. Live your BEST YES.