On saying Yes

This post is part of a community post. Every Friday, a one-word prompt is announced. You get to free-write for five minutes. No editing, no out-lining. Just writing the thoughts as they come. If you’d like to participate, you can find all the info you need here.


-Can I go to the park?


-Can you do this project for me?


-Can you volunteer at this mission?

-Yeah, maybe. I think so. Yes.

-Now, I want you to do something, but I’m not going to tell you what it is right now. You just need to agree to do it. Agree to trust me. Agree that I know what’s best. Will you do it?

-Uhhhhhhh. . .

Making decisions is hard. Trusting God with those decisions is harder still, even when the direction is clear. But what happens when you feel deep down that there is something you should be doing, but you don’t know what it is? The path is muddy and foggy and you’re not sure if you’re headed the right way, but it feels right? Do you say yes? Do you jump in, feet first, or shy away and take tentative steps forward? Or backward? Not knowing is scary. It’s frustrating and infuriating. Some would tell me to make my own path, decide for myself what I want to do. But I know God has a plan for this life of mine and I’m trusting Him to fulfill it. I’m saying yes. I’m not sitting back and waiting for awesomeness to come to me, but moving forward. Testing the waters. Waiting for what is right.

Sometimes saying yes is easy. Sometimes it’s hard. But I’m still saying it.


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