I have to really enjoy a book to want to number one finish it and number two share it. So let me start by stating – I LOVED this book! Lysa’s words helped me (a self labelled “people pleaser”) learn why it is spiritually healthy to say NO, and why I should make instead take time to make a best YES. The Best Yes, in my opinion should be required reading for all women!
I don’t quite know what I was expecting when I ordered the book, the synopsis on the Indigo website seemed good, but I had not yet read anything by Lysa Terkeurst (being honest, I am a bit skeptical of popular Christian authors). To my pleasant surprise however, from the first page her life stories and sense of humour created the authenticity I needed to stay hooked until the end. It felt like a close friend was sharing life lessons over coffee and I was excited to continue the conversation.
It is pretty much the exact opposite of the other “yes book” I read last year, and for that I am extremely grateful. Lysa opened my eyes to practical/Biblical reasons I should say no to some things, and how to plan out my best yes for long term success. Over the past year I have tangled myself up in so many “yeses” that I was not enjoying my life, nor was I able to serve anyone else well. The advice I came away with helped me shape the template to “making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.”
I would recommend The Best Yes, by Lysa Terkeurst to any woman who feels burned out from serving in too many areas, those who feel powerless to say no, and others feeling unfilled in their overly jammed packed life. Perhaps to those who like me, are stuck knee deep in endless to-do lists, this book will serve as a breath of fresh air! It was a book I was excited to stay up late reading, and one I woke up thinking about each morning. I finished within a couple days and I am honestly wanting to read it again!
I would love to hear your thoughts, and or what you came away with after reading this book. If you plan on reading it let me know. What is the best advice you have been given on how to protect yourself from over commitment?