This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am thrilled to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE. (http://goo.gl/bQVJW0)

Life swirls around us like a river rushing on. Some spots we lull quietly, others we stumble over rocks, bigger and bulkier in the river’s path, trying to get by while keeping our heads above the water closing in.

Life is a gift, a treasure, a dream and a joy. But when life becomes so busy we can’t breathe, can’t think, respond, sleep or eat properly, can’t get quiet with God, can’t love our kids best – then we need to look at what we are letting our lives become.


Are you weary? Tired? Frustrated and overwhelmed? Pulled in so many directions by so many amazing opportunities? Writing, reading, teaching, learning, praying, devoting, encouraging, being mentored, mothering, inspiring, cooking, cleaning, researching, absorbing, being…the list could go on and on and we’d crumble under the weight of it all.

You don’t want to say “No”. But you simply cannot say another “Yes” or you will not make it.

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. ~ Lysa Terkeurst “The Best Yes”

Rushing, busying, cramming, over-flowing our schedules steals our joy. Spreading ourselves thin destroys our involvement to a deeper level. Less is more. There are so many groups, studies, ministry opportunities, people I love, activities I want to be involved in, all dancing around in my head, calling my name and pulling me in.

They’re all good. Not a single one of them is a bad idea. But I need to choose FOR ME what is#TheBestYes. What would God have me to do? Where is he calling me to spend my precious time?

All of them are good, but only some are the best.

Choose where you will make the most impact. Choose what matters the most to you. You may have to make sacrifices in some good areas for the best, but you will never regret it, I promise you.

What does this look like for me? I’m still learning, still figuring this out, examining, studying. It has meant saying no to multiple ministries in our church in order to learn to do one best. It has meant not going out some evenings or sacrificing day time hours to teach our children. There’s more I need to do though, more I need to surrender.

Lysa Terkeurst has written a new book about finding your Best Yes. It’s going to be a game-changer for me, and for you, in a life that’s overwhelmed and too full. A group of ladies I love are gathering in the fall to meet in our homes and fellowship – we will pray, encourage and read this book together. Won’t you join us in finding #TheBestYes? You can get your copy at  http://goo.gl/ZFUZbD or on Amazon.com and .ca.