Monday, August 8, 2011

Yes and No

Today I read a post by "The Happiest Mom". I agree with it so much that I feel like I need to share my thoughts. She talked about being able to say "No" to certain things so, that you are able to say "Yes" to what's important. Since I became a mom, the opportunity for me to be involved in many things has multiplied. It's important to be involved in certain things but, God does not call us to sign up for everything. It seems like there is always something to sign up for and something that needs volunteers.

A verse has been on my mind today.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

We are saved by Grace. Not by what we are doing, what we are involved in or how many good deeds we are doing. It's important to say "yes" to the things that God calls us to say "yes" to and to be able to say "no" without guilt. It's better to do a few things and do them well instead of trying to do everything. It's beautiful how God made all of us differently and with different gifts. I'm thankful that God hasn't called me to help out with everything because I'm sure there are often people who are gifted in a certain area more than I am. It's important to be in tune with the Holy Spirit so we know when He is prompting us to be involved with something.

Another part of saying "Yes" to something is the motivation behind the "Yes". Am I saying "yes" and doing this to look good? Does it make me look like the mom that can do it all? Am I doing this for people to see or am I doing this because God wants me to? I imagine that God would probably rather have me not do something if I'm going to be doing it with the wrong intentions. 

I hope I haven't gotten to serious here. On a lighter note, Judah and Paisley were playing so cute together this morning and it totally made my heart melt. Paisley was laying down on the floor kicking the wall and Judah decided to join her. The were both laughing and kicking. Cheap entertainment I guess!

1 comment:

  1. It's as though you are able to read my mind! Saying no is so incredibly hard sometimes. Saying yes and walking into the unknown is, too. There is a healthy balance, I'll let you know if I ever find it....;)


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