Five Minute Friday – Yes

Five-Minute-Friday-4-300x300Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Minute Friday! This week’s theme is “yes”. To learn more about Five Minute Friday, please visit Kate’s blog for more details… Each week, a community of bloggers come together with the common goal is to spend five unedited minutes to write on a topic.

Sometimes, we have to say “no” to some things. We have to say “no,” so that we can say “yes.”

In my life, it requires rearranging to reach what we’ll call a “mellow place.”

I am an introvert.

A highly sensitive introvert, at that.

Then add to the proverbial pot of ingredients called “things in my life.” Things like facebook, ordinary things, good things…

To say “yes” to us, we have to say “no” to other things.

In order to give God and others our best, we must first give ourselves our best. It may mean letting go of things everyone else’s spirit can tolerate, but for some odd reason – yours just can’t!

I am a blessed one.

… who is far too easily “overstimulated”…

… where everything causes me to be sicker than I once was…

… where I am in “information overloaded…”

Borderline psychotic, or in a health flare.

All, because I get too overstimulated without realizing the need to switch answers. To turn from a “yes” to “no”.

The blessing is in learning what to give a “yes” answer to, and learn to decline to those things that aren’t going to build me up.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11 teaches us:

“[S]ince we belong to the day, we should stay sober and in control, covered with a breastplate of faith and love and a helmet of the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us,His chosen, to face His wrath but to be the heirs of salvation through our Lord Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King, who died for us. So regardless of whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. So support one another. Keep building each other up as you have been doing (The Voice, emphasis mine).”

Reflection

What are you giving a “yes” to, and how is that “yes” affecting you – body, mind, and spirit? God wants our all. Just because everyone we know from A to Z can answer “yes” to a specific opportunity, it doesn’t mean it is the right “yes” for us.

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