For me it’s about identity.
One of the greatest moments of revelation in a person’s life is the moment we understand that we are uniquely created with quirks and talents with dreams and weakness – nevertheless an original. We were created to serve God and bless others through who we are. The moment we figure that, we will find it a lot easier to say YES to what really matters, and play our part.
I need to learn to look for YES opportunities in the mundane as well as the exceptional. And when I see them – to boldly seize them, almost hearing God’s imperceptible whisper that pushes me on. And to fill my life with such moments. But there’s no naiveté. There are many things that just need to be done. They are not YES moments. They might simply be WHY NOT.
It’s about thinking right and choosing right – rather than succumbing to the tyranny of the urgent or the demand of the insecure selfish ‘me’ or the unrealistic overbearing expectations people can sometimes place on us.
And in all of this – I have a strong ally. God himself. Jesus lived such a life and He gifted me the Counselor who helps me daily. He is patient with me and so gracious. I can talk to Him (prayer) and listen to His words (Scripture) and often he sends spiritually wise people who assist me in this relentless pursuit for a YES life.