Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
by Lysa Terkeurst
Great Bible study addressing the disease many of us struggle with today: “the disease to please.” Do you find yourself saying “yes” to everything—only to find yourself overwhelmed and feeling like a failure because you just can’t do it all? Are you working on so many different things that you can’t focus on one thing and complete it satisfactorily? Are you frustrated with yourself and everyone else because you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of “to do list” items? All these things can lead to stress and exhaustion. And why learning to find “The Best Yes” is so important.
Lisa helps us take an in-depth consider our own lives and realize how and why we tend to over-commit our schedules, our families and ourselves. With her suggestions on how to put things in perspective through our own Christian walk, we learn how to identify those things we need to say “no” to and which things might be a better “yes” than others.
Through her personal insight and humor, Lisa helps us work through the many reasons we say “yes” when we don’t want to: (i.e., we’re afraid others won’t like us, we’re afraid we will disappoint others, we worry others will think we aren’t doing our fair share, we fall short of our own perfectionist expectations, etc.). She helps us identify how comparing ourselves to others will add stress and strain to our own lives and those of our loved ones. She offers suggestions on ways we can stay true to what God has called us to do and say “yes” to those things that support that calling.
Our ladies’ group enjoyed the study; it provided opportunity for personal growth and sharing, and encouraged us to support each other.