Yes or No?
It seems like a simple question, right? Yet, most of us swing to one end of the spectrum. For years, I was a "yes man," or woman. No matter how uninterested, unmotivated or busy I was, I always said yes to any opportunity that came my way.
Want to run for ____ position in our organization? YES!
Can you take on another client even though you're already drowning in work? YES
Are you free to go to _____ event even though you should be saving money? YES
I became a busy-a-holic. I used to say I was a workaholic, because yes, a lot of the times my schedule was packed with work. But it was more of me just saying yes to whatever came my way, which just happened to be work-related.
Often times, people that are yes men aim to please those around them. For me, that was not the case at all. I didn't care about disappointing others, I was afraid of wasting time, of falling behind and of missing out.
Eventually, I realized how sick I was. I wasn't taking care of my body, my mind or my spiritual life well at all. I didn't know how. So I shifted to the other side of the spectrum. I started saying no.
I turned away clients, went down to one job and put my health first. For a long time, life became all about me, just in a different way. My day simply consisted of prayer, work and working out, which I LOVE!
But now, I'm at a crossroads. I'm a time when I am discerning where to go next. Where God wants me to go next. I was speaking with someone wise about how to figure out where to go and he told me to just keep saying yes to the open doors.
So now I'm back, to be a yes woman, but in a much more enlightened way, I would say.
God calls us at different times in our lives to either be yes men, no men or anything in between. I am grateful to Him for stripping my life down to the basics of health and healing so that He will build my life up a new. Where is he calling you to say yes today? Where is he calling you to say know?? Learn how to master saying both with love and compassion and watch as God creates the life you have always dreamed of.