A lot of people write about the power of saying, “No.” Saying no to another project or commitment calling your name; saying no in order to be sure and take care of yourself; saying no so that you won’t become overloaded and take on too much responsibility. Saying no can free one to pursue their own hopes and dreams, to find what you’re truly passionate about. Saying no can be liberating.
However, saying “Yes” can be just as powerful, just as liberating, if not more so. I fear that, with all the encouragement to remember the power of “no,” we forget the incredible power of saying “Yes.”
Do I think that every project we are asked to take on must be accepted? No. But I do believe wholeheartedly that the attitude with which we approach life can greatly affect the attitude with which we approach our God.
Have you ever thought about the power in saying yes to God?
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25)
The power of saying “Yes” to God cannot be underestimated. His ways are so much higher than our own, and He works in ways which we cannot even begin to comprehend. Who am I to tell the Lord that I can’t handle another “responsibility” or “burden” which He may ask me to carry? He created me after all, and knows my limitations.
I’ll just say “Yes
You’ll lead the way
I’m not afraid of what it means for me to say
This life You gave
Is not my own
I’m trusting You to hear my “Yes”
And lead me on
And there is peace when I say, “Yes”
I might not see it now
But You save the best
For all who trust You and obey
There is an answer
No more delay
I’ll just say “Yes”
My life is Yours
The liberty, the freedom, the peace, the overwhelming joy that will come when you say “Yes” to whatever God asks is worth every sacrifice involved. Indeed, there are so many benefits in the power in saying yes to God.