Coming from a place of yes

Saying “yes” to God is one of the scariest things I have ever done. Every.single.time.

Saying “yes” to God has also put me in some of the most fulfilling and exciting places of my life.  Every.single.time.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. ~Matthew 16:24

Since my husband and I surrendered our whole lives to God, barely three years ago, God has required many “yes” answers from us that would have NEVER occurred before then.  Looking back, I can see how even before we were ready to say “whatever You have in store, Lord” He was preparing our hearts and minds for this journey, our entire lives {especially since we became believers in 1998/1999 respectively}.

 

I have seen miracles with my own eyes.  God has restored our family! God has led me to reconcile with my father! God has grown our familyGod has placed me in vocational ministry! God has had me write Bible studies! God has me sharing my story for His glory He spared my life!

I would like to say that despite God’s amazing track record with me, I don’t hesitate to say “yes” to the next thing God calls me to.  But, that would simply not be true.

Most of the time, God brings me to a place of yes after days, weeks, months of wrestling with Him over it.  I can be the most hard-headed woman {yes, I publicly admitted that}.

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? ~Psalm 13:2

I let the enemy whisper in my ear that I’m hearing God wrong.

I let the opinions and scoffing of others make me second guess my calling.

I let the weapons of spiritual warfare discourage me.

Then, I suit up for the battle the enemy wages when we say yes.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. ~Ephesians 6:11

I  let the Word speak to my heart and spend time with the One who calms fears and provides confirmation just when and where I need it.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ~Acts 20:24

Living a life of yes is not easy but it is true life, the best life.  We are here to serve, love and worship the One who said “yes” to dying on a cross for salvation and loving us even when we say no.

Do you need to say “yes” to God?

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