Title: The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Summary: Do you find yourself spending a lot of time figuring out when to say yes and when to say no, thinking about how to manage your time, reduce stress, do your best for your family, find a little time for yourself? Lysa TerKeurst found herself in that same situation until she learned the power of “the best yes”, the choice that shapes all of our other choices. In this six-session study, Lysa uses her signature mix of transparency, Scripture-laced insight, and “been there” humor to suggest usable strategies for making wise decisions day by day.
My Thoughts: The basis of the book is really good and I found a lot of it very applicable. There is a but though, a lot of the examples were a bit extreme and silly. To me that pulled away the point of the book. Still, there was a lot of good.
I found the best section was when Lysa talked about the need to please and not disappoint others. I struggle with this. I worry about not doing something and how others perceive it. Is my ‘no’ good enough? Am I wasting opportunities? What am I doing with my life? I should seize the moment more but can I keep that balance? It is a really long internal monologue that goes through my mind over and over again.
It has really made me think about making the best yes. Using my time wisely and ensuring that I am focusing on what is important. Very appropriate with the New Year.
So what about you, do you struggle with making the best yes? With focusing your time and energy on what counts? And how do you make sure you don’t fall back into old patterns?