Saying Yes & What It Really Means
I enjoy helping other people and at times I forget that I like to go full force with things. I enjoy being hands on in the process and bouncing ideas off of other people. What I tend to forget is that I don't have all the time in the world to do any and everything.
Matthew 5:37 says,"
But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one. " HCSB
How often do we really mean yes when we say yes? What about when we say no? And will we allow someone to convince us, to sway us, to change our answer. If we do, our primary answer wasn't solid one.
This topic all ties in to this previous week's newsletter that didn't get written because I realize I didn't make the proper arrangements to have my newsletter on a list of priorities. I decided to skip out on last weeks post.
What I learned from this is to always have something on cue and to keep my readers in the loop so they aren't wondering whats going on and they aren't lost. If I know I will miss one and I don't have one on cue to let you know.
I need to get back into my practice rhythms and learn to make changes in my schedule when needed. I have two more weddings to attend this year - and this time I will be prepared! I also want to share with you what I did to the brides shoes! Since I don't have photos at the moment, I'll have to update this post.
Always let your yes be yes and your no be no. If you are weary about saying yes, or you aren't sure what it fully entails, be sure to get all those details before making a decision because they matter. For this reason, when someone asks me for a favor I never say yes - before I know what it entails.
I hope you forgive me for missing last weeks post. I also want to thank you for letting me into your inbox each week and continuing to follow me on this journey.
I have some tips for you, some questions you can run through so that you can remember to stick to your word.
Before you say yes here are some things you should consider:
How long will it take?
Do I have the funds for this project/engagement?
Am I fully committed?
What are the requirements?
If you find that after you've said yes, there are things you didn't see be sure to take note of them this way when you encounter another situation of similarity you will know what to expect.