Your Best Yes

25 August 2014

It’s a word that little ones will use with great gusto once they know the meaning of it. Often they will do the complete opposite to what their parents are communicating when they hear this word being used. Do you need any more clues? We could play charades. Two letters…one syllable.

That’s right, you guessed it – NO.

It’s a word that I’ve had an issue with lately, as I’m more inclined to say YES. The thing is that in saying yes I end up not giving what Lysa Terkeurst refers to as my “Best Yes.”


So of course, things have had to change for me, and while I’m still not quite where I want to be, I feel that I’m in a better place than I was even a month ago. Using that little word in recent weeks has meant that I’ve been able to…

– accompany my daughter for her first ever piano performance
– have an impromptu catch up with a faithful friend
– rock out with my son at a youth festival at our church
– spend a girly afternoon with my daughter and her friends for her birthday
– enjoy some grown up time with my husband
– spend more time with God

As I mentioned I’m still a work in progress in this area of capacity, while this might not be your issue, perhaps you might experience the opposite…it’s easier for you to say NO for the fear that you have of stepping out and saying YES. This also happens to me.

When I think about it, it comes down to fear on my part. Fear of rejection when saying NO, fear of failure when saying YES. This is when I have to remember to TRUST that God has His Best Plans for me…
“You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
Will you join me in trusting that God has His Best Plans in store for you?


Alice Kan

MOPS Brisbane Regional Coordinator


2 Responses to “Your Best Yes”

  1. Rebekah Hordern says:

    Alice, I love this. I have been convicted of this lately and really need to learn to say NO more

  2. Miranda says:


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