I can't believe it is already FRIDAY AGAIN!!!
I had several things swirling through my head for Challenge Friday. Lots of great things. But this morning while I was getting ready for the day I was praying about what do (because don't we all need to give our blogs to the Lord) and I kept feeling this certain thing impressing on me.
I am so guilty of saying no.
No- lets not do cupcakes today. MESS.
No- I can't play that game right now...I am blogging (Smiles) Let's be honest I am not the only one.
No- I can't take you to do that hobby you want to do because I am too tired at the end of the day. Although, the hobby is for a good cause.
No- I can't. I am too tired. I say to my husband at times.
No- Let's not get all that out. I really don't want to clean it.
No- I don't want company. I want to stay curled up in jammies and read.
Don't get me wrong I do say YES as well. But often times it is NO.
You see I went through a period years ago I would have never said NO to outsiders, church friends, and friends in general. And often my family reaped my tiredness from running, serving, and going. Upon conviction many years ago I slowed my life down and started saying NO to things a lot outside of the home and more yes inside the home.
But life happens, health issues arise, and financial burdens can hinder. Before you know it I was saying a whole of NO to everyone. Inside the home and Outside the home.
I mentioned the other day how I said a spontaneous yes to my son who has been begging me to play basketball. It was one of the highlights of the week. We walked to the park, talked, laughed, and played. I have memories tucked in my heart forever. He is only young once. He want ask me to play with him forever. Trust me I have a son who is almost 17 years old and he has stopped.
This week let's practice saying Yes to something. I am not talking about giving people or kids their way I am just saying within reason say yes and see if you don't create special memories.
Has God asked something of you? Have you been saying no? Or ignoring it? Let's say yes to Him this week as well.
Love you all!!
By the way I did accomplish last weeks Challenge. I got a pretty new Contact Book for $3.00 (US) and filled it all out. I am so happy.