The Louder the Yes
My friends who are computer experts tell me that at the heart of it all, a computer is just a machine making a decision between a “1″ and a “0.” Of course, the power of the computer is that it’s making a whole lot of these decisions really, really fast.
In much the same way, our lives, when you get to the heart of it all, are a series of choices between “yes” and “no.” I will do this. I won’t do that. Unlike computers, however, we get tired. We want a default switch, a choice we can make “once and for all.”
Unfortunately, there’s no such switch. We have to make our decisions each time they’re presented to us.
And this is where knowing your YES comes in. If you know your YES — who you are in Christ and the purpose to which you’re called — then you know your destination. Once you know your destination, then every decision becomes about how best to get to where Christ is leading you.
If it helps me get there, then the answer is YES. If it doesn’t, then the answer is NO. And yes, it’s that simple.
The key is to first to know your YES.
The better you know and seek to realize the gift of God’s YES to you in Christ, the easier it is to say YES to those things that are helpful and NO to those things that aren’t. Simply put, the louder your YES, the less you’ll pay attention to the distractions.
So, here’s the first step. Find your YES. Take a PLACE class. Find a spiritual mentor. All of us are created ON purpose FOR a purpose. Find yours.
Second, once you find your YES, tighten your focus on it so that everything else in your life becomes a blur.
And third, once you find your YES get busy. A broken world can’t wait much longer for your help. This is the moment Christ has created you for. Live boldly in the Grace of His YES!
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