The Best Yes {Giveaway}

The Best Yes {Giveaway}

Update: The winner of this week’s giveaway is Rebecca Pierce-Peter. Congratulations Rebecca and thanks to everyone for leaving such great comments. Y’all are amazing!!

Hi Friend,

I’ve got some exciting news for you this week. I’m giving away a copy of Lysa TerKeurst’s new book, The Best Yes, and it could be yours!

This post is part of Lysa’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, Click here.

If you’re like me, you sometimes confuse the command to love with the disease to please. As a people pleasure by nature, I can fall into the trap of saying “yes” when my heart is really telling me “no” because I want to make others happy.

Reading Lysa’s new book has changed my perspective in such a positive way. It’s helped me understand that the decisions I make today will determine how I live my life tomorrow.

I’ve discovered that not every yes is my BEST YES and I don’t have to feel powerless during those situations when I have to say no.

Trying to please everyone … all the time … is impossible. To think for a mili-second that I can successfully do this is an illusion, but out of stubbornness I sometimes try. Then, I find myself overcommitted feeling weary, frustrated and overwhelmed.

Saying yes all the time won’t make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn out woman. ~ Lysa TerKeurst

Live webcast: Tuesday, August 12th @ 6:30pm

Live webcast: Tuesday, August 12th @ 6:30pm

Will you join me for the Best Yes Webcast which is this Tuesday night? If you live in the Charlotte area, you can get tickets for the LIVE event which is being hosted at Elevation Church. Another option is to watch it from the comfort of your own home.

Below are the details for both options:

#TheBestYes {FREE} Online Webcast
August 12th at 6:30pm EST
Join us and watch the webcast from the comfort of your own home. Log on at http://lysaterkeurst.com
For more details: http://bit.ly/1kMxgsk

#TheBestYes {FREE} Live Event 
August 12th *LIMITED SEATS*
LIVE event starts at 6:15pm EST. Doors open at 5:30pm. Must be seated by 6:15pm for WEBCAST filming purposes.

RESERVE SEATS HERE

Check out the book trailer for the Best Yes:

Watch The Best Yes video trailer

Want to know more about the book? In The Best Yes Lysa TerKeurst will help you:

  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your Best Yes today.

To be eligible for the drawing:

  • Leave a short comment stating what your Best Yes would be today.
  • Share this post by using one of the social media buttons below.

That’s it ~ super easy and your name will go into the drawing. Be sure to tell your friends so they can sign up too. Together, let’s learn how to properly use the two most important words in the English language—yes and no. Plus, so much more!

Winner will be announced next Monday.

Lysa is a New York Times Bestselling author who writes books that inspire, equip and encourage women around the world. This book is definitely a game-changer. You can grab a copy click here: http://goo.gl/ZFUZbD

Leah

Comments

  1. I have a problem differentiating between pleasing and loving. I cant say No without feeling guilty. I want to learn how to have the best yes.

  2. My best yes is to leave all of the boxes yet unpacked and endless list of things to accomplish with my recent move to a new home, and take the time to read my Bible and spend some quality quiet time with Jesus.

  3. My best Yes is to Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based  on biblical values, and listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

  4. My best YES is when I focus on God instead of the everyday problems of life. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the every day demands, especially with work. I’m slowly learning though when I give my worries to God instead of trying to handle them alone, I feel better and my week goes better.

  5. My best yes…to truly give God a never the less not my will, but His will be done in every area of my life. Not attempting to answer everything and fix things, but trusting and relying on God alone.

  6. My best yes is to please God in all that I say and do. To know and live out his will amd purpose in my life each and every day.

  7. My best yes would be letting God direct me in the career choice I need to make soon. And not fretting over it or letting my current job weigh me down and depress me.

  8. My Best Yes is doing and living as asked and commanded by God.

  9. My Best Yes is to do and live as God asks of me.

  10. My best “YES” is saying yes God yes! I believe in you, I receive you, and YES to your pefect will
    for my life and the lives of my wonderful family. Will I do your will? Yes Lord Yes!

    Looking forward to receiving a much needed copy of this amazing well written book:-)

  11. My Best Yes is when I trust The Lord and hear that still voice of His calling in my life.
    A couple of years ago, I knew The Lord was calling me to be prepared to help my aging parents. I had a stressful full-time job and many events in my life demanding my strength and energy. However, I felt that strong sense to obey The Lord so I made the choice to leave my job and focus on my family. I have been involved in my parents care and move to my city. My dad has been diagnosed with dementia and my mom had major surgery shortly after moving near me. My sister lost her son to suicide just prior to my parents moving closer and she now resides with me. There is no way I would have ever imagined these events 2 years ago sitting at my work desk but one thing I know; The Lord knew and He called me to be prepared. He is the Best Yes in my life. Thank you Lord for your promise to be our strength and help when we are so afraid and uncertain. Jer: 29:11 Amen

  12. Cheryl Nopuente-Yates :

    My best yes…I was amazed at God’s perfect will for me this Memorial weekend. I didn’t realize that He will use me to inspire a family we visited. My very good friend came to visit me from the Philippines, she mentioned that her former employee who became her mentee, wants to see her who lives in Stamford, Connecticut. We live in Franklinville, NY and Stamford is 9 hrs from us. My husband and myself are so busy getting our rental apt ready for a tenant. It seems impossible for me to leave what I’m doing to grant her wish of visiting her former employee. I prayed if it’s His will for me to leave my husband do all the work while I accompany my friend to grant her wish. I waited for the moment while keeping ourselves busy working to finish the apt project. My friend volunteered to do some of the work I plan on doing and she did a great job of completing the tasks. That’s when I realized that the Lord wants us to go to Stamford. Arriving Stamford after the almost non stop 9 hrs bus and train ride, we finally meet my friend’s former employee and her family. Earlier in the bus to Stamford, my friend shared with me the life of her former employee, their trials in life and how they’re trying their best to leave the horrible past behind them. When we arrived and are about to start to partake of the meal, I was asked to pray which I gladly accepted. I started praying then in the midst of my prayer, I felt God giving me the words to share with the pain of this family. By the time I finished praying, we were all crying. The next opportunity came when the whole family were having lunch, I was able to give them financial advice ( I’m a financial advisor) which they needed as newcomers to America. It was a great time of sharing my own personal experiences with them, I believe that God is using me to share what we have been through as a family which will serve as an inspiration that God indeed keeps His promises if you let Him. Before we left their house, I was in awe how the Lord made me a vessel and a mouthpiece to proclaim His goodness and faithfulness to inspire all of them to keep their faith and seek Him first in their lives. I believed that He is glorified and will be manifested in all aspect of their lives. By the grace of God, I’ll be great friends with them, we plan on being accountable to each other. He is to be praised…

  13. My Best Yes would be to say Yes to daily devotion with the Lord, and to listen for his voice before say yes to everything. I have a problem saying know even when I know it is not the best thing for me and even in in the mist of exhaustion.

  14. Humm, my best yes? Well, my husband says I only know the word yes. I tell everyone yes but never feel like I truly accomplish it all and I’m hardly ever on time because I cram so much in. I figure its better late than never. Kidding that’s what I tell myself. I’ve learned not to make excuses but I do have a lot on my plate. Many kids from 6 month old to 17 years and an ill parent plus I worked a 60 hour week job which I lost in July but still haven’t had time to do what I want to do. Honestly, I don’t know if I would read this book unless someone asked me to do it for them. I love the idea of slowing down. Help me if u can. ((;

  15. My best yes is to spend this holiday with my 5 year old son and with God’s help build a solid relationship with him.

  16. With the school year starting, 3 children in 3 different schools with three sets of calendars and demands…..I need to read this book. I often think I am good at saying “no” and being choosy as to what I participate in. Now I am not sure. Do I say no too much? Am I busying myself enough with things God wants me to do? Am I just distracted? Overwhelmed? Am I on the track God wants me to be? I am looking forward to what God has to speak to my heart through this book. Thank you so much!

  17. My best yes is praying for my husband to be restored to Christ. He was a pastor and now he will not even go to church.

  18. My best yes is to say yes to life not being perfect. My family will be ok even if everything isn’t perfect house, straight A’s and game winning goal perfection.

  19. Jaclyn Reynolds :

    My best yes would be doing some meditation when I get stressful thoughts!

  20. Amber Chapais :

    My best yes today will be to be more courageous for my children.. just saying yes to being brave for them.

  21. My best yes today is to be aware of each God moment as they arrive in front of me because they always are.

  22. My best yes is saying yes to trusting a known God with the unknown future of my husband’s job.

  23. My Best Yes is saying “Yes” to God each and every day as I take care of my family. I am looking forward to reading “The Best Yes”.

  24. My best yes would be to slow down and take the time to listen to my son as he tries to tell me something with so much excitement that he has trouble getting it out (he has Tourette’s Syndrome) because sometimes I want to finish his sentences for him, so he doesn’t have to struggle. I just need to be patient and enjoy listening to him and thanking God for him every day, because one day he will be all grown up and not want to share his day with me. Also, to continue to love unconditionally my daughter who has struggled the past two years with self harm, anxiety and low self esteem. I think she has finally made a breakthrough and is getting herself together. She just had her last first day of middle school and that is a moment to be remembered. We don’t always get to know when our last “moment” will be, like the last time they come and hug your neck and tell you they love you as they walk out the door or get out of the car. The last time they run and want you to pick them up and just hold them. We always remember our first “moment” but never realize what our last is. So we need to slow down and cherish every moment as if it were our last.

    • Krista, thank you for sharing stories about your children. You’re absolutely right … enjoy every moment you have with them. My oldest son just left for college. The years go by quickly and before we know it they’re all grown up. Even middle school can have it’s treasured memories. 🙂

  25. Rebecca Pierce-Peter :

    My best yes would be to let go of the disappointment, discouragement and frustration in my heart from not being able to progress with my chosen career. I need to trust in God’s plan for me, to stop my worrying, and to simply trust that He knows best.

  26. My best yes would be to remember that nothing come to me that God hadn’t allowed. Keeping that in mind I need to allow Him to ‘grow’ me and know i can do the task set before me through Him.

  27. My best yes is taking the time to read the Word, pray and listen daily!!

  28. My best yes would be to let go of the pain and hurt in my heart. I need to trust in God’s plan for me, to stop the worrying and trust and pray.

  29. my best yes is giving me time to heal and rest. i have a chronic pain disorder and am trying to complete my uni study. im struggling so my best yes is to say yes to studying at my own pace and living in a way that lets me be happy and pain free.

  30. My best yes today is “yes, God, I trust you.” Tackling cancer round #2 with my husband.

    • Lisa, you’ve chosen well … to trust God above all else. I’m praying for your husband today – asking God to remove the cancer and restore your husband’s strength.

  31. My best yes is to ask and seek God first in my everyday decisions. I am a people pleaser and it wears me out at times. I need God’s wisdom and direction in my life.

    • Janice, one of my favorite psalms is Psalm 25 and it talks about God’s faithfulness and showing us the right path/direction to take. I think Psalm 25:8-10 would really encourage you today:

      ” The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.”

  32. My best yes today is trusting God and His timing.

  33. My best yes today is to say yes to praying and not worrying. And to say yes to just loving.

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