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Say YES more often, it can change your life!

If you say yes more often, it may seem like you would be putting more on yourself or adding more to your plate. But it is quite the contrary. I cannot begin to describe the opportunities that have been placed in my path because I didn’t allow the fear of the unknown to stop me. The people that I have encountered and the experiences that I have come upon have literally changed the course of my entire life.

The Superwoman of my past used to say NO to almost everything that I deemed extra or unachievable. Such as:

  • invitations to an adult event (that happened to be on a day that I had other plans)
  • business inquiries that intimidated me or made me feel inadequate (like a baking request or a sewing job)
  • or even something as simple as a kid’s birthday party (that I may not have been able to afford a gift for).

I could go on for many more pages about the countless circumstances that I avoided because of feeling overwhelmed or incompetent. THE THINGS WE LEAD OURSELVES TO BELIEVE! When you sit and think about ALL the moments you miss out on just by uttering that two-letter word NO.

Faith is a foundation that we are supposed to step out on, especially when the evidence isn’t present to move forward in a doubtful situation. How many times have you second-guessed yourself even before even making the attempt, based simply, on the fear of failure? I have always been told that God has not given us a spirit of fear, so why is it that we are so comfortable being scared? Especially when we are fearful of people, places, and things that we just don’t know much about.

Remember, YES isn’t always just a response to an invitation. It can be the answer to someone offering to assist you with a project that you are working on. Or your response when someone asks if they can help with bringing the groceries in from the trunk. Stop saying “I got it” all the time and start saying “YES, I would love some help!”

The funny thing is, that help may end up coming from a very unexpected source.

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