Every month in 2015, I am focusing on a different word.
The word for February 2015 is simple: YES.
Wait a minute, what happened to NO? After all, if you’re a working mom, the word no probably isn’t in your vocabulary. Most of us need to draw some serious boundaries. Yes has become a dirty word. A word that we dread. A word that we regret saying once it leaves our lips. A word that has become negative despite its positive meaning.
So why on earth am I writing about YES for an entire month?
It’s simple. We need to start saying yes first. We need to start saying yes to the things that are really important.
Ok, maybe it’s a bit more complicated than it sounds. I’ll admit, I really don’t have this whole yes/no thing figured out. But I do know that I’ve probably had it backwards. And I don’t think I’m alone.
Most weeks, I let my schedule fill up with lots of “stuff.” Most of this stuff is good — ranging from work, school, activities, exercise – but at the end of the week I find myself asking, What did I really accomplish?
I’m not suggesting that my daily routine isn’t productive or worthy of my time. I am suggesting it’s not always intentional.
And this year – when my schedule like yours frequently blazes out of control – I want to be intentional. So, how does this translate into saying yes?
Stick with me in the weeks to come.
This week, I want to focus on our foundation: God is a God of YES.
For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20) (NLT)
This is an amazing promise indeed. Every time we pray – every time we say “amen” — we are saying YES to God.
If we start with this foundation, yes becomes the good word it was intended to be.
Have you allowed yes to become a dreaded word – even a dirty word – in your vocabulary?