This quote I read last night leads me to three things I’m thankful for today:
Maybe part of the reason we have such a hard time with no is that we aren’t still long enough to discover the yes. Think about it. This would be a great exercise on a personal retreat. Ask yourself, “What is the higher Yes in my life that will become the filter through which I make decisions?” Write it down and declare it to those around you.
So this Thanksgiving I’m thankful for:
- Higher Yeses – These come from God’s purpose for our lives. Living in them brings him glory.
- Uniqueness – We all have unique higher yeses, also from God. Accepting and owning ours and encouraging others to do the same brings him glory.
- Being Seen and Heard – I’m often reminded that God sees and hears us through Hagar and Ishmael’s story in Genesis 16. In our decision making, in our stillness, in our wandering, in our pain, in our blessing-in all of life, his seeing and hearing us reveals his glory.
May his glory be known by our choosing higher yeses, owning our uniqueness, and pursuing being seen and heard by him.