Why was I created? I think it’s a lofty thought. You can spend hours speculating, wondering, even wishing. But usually we tie our “yes” our acceptance to worldly things.

At least, that is how I lived my life. I tied my acceptance to my husband, my children, my career. I don’t recall ever considering what my “yes” was/is in Christ.

What about you? What is the basis of your acceptance? What makes you feel like you belong? What gives you direction?

 

Focus on Yes by Dana PittmanPhoto Credit @everywhere.

 

It wasn’t until I woke up mentally and physically exhausted.

I was tired. I realized being tied to worldly acceptance was hard work. The payoffs seemed satisfying for brief moments but it did not hold for long. At my awareness of this fact, I began searching.

I wish I had a book like “The Gospel of Yes”. It would have saved me some time. But better late than never. (smile)

 

About "The Gospel of Yes"

The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn on DanaPittman.com

God would like a word with you.

What you believe about God affects the way you approach life—often in ways you don’t realize. Are you convinced that God limits you, or liberates you? Is he more interested in correcting you or connecting with you? And when you hit a rough spot and start looking for help, do you believe God is against you or on your side?

In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn reveals God’s most powerful word, which opens our eyes to everything he does. That word is YES. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with him. No matter what we face in life, the best way to live is captured in one word: yes.

When you live in God’s “yes” you find your identity, your true value, and your unique purpose on earth. You can stop trying to be someone else and enjoy being yourself as you join with God in doing the work of his kingdom. When God looks at you he always says “yes.” It’s time to live like you know it.

 

Do you know your “Yes”?

 “If you know your ‘yes,’ then you can simply let go of all the things that don’t help you get closer to Christ.” (p.14)

Do you know your “yes”? Why you were created? What you’re called to do with your life?

This week I'm including the description but every week I will explore thoughts and sticky points in The Gospel of Yes. This week I'd like to merely consider: What is YOUR yes?

I believe I know mine and it makes considering my future bright yet intimidating. I also look forward to reading the post of the others bloggers as we blog through this book.

Starting with yes seemed like a logically placed to begin.

 

Personalized Filter

Once Pastor Mike Glenn had an encounter with God concerning a personal and ministry struggle he learned his yes. I loved how he then used his “yes” as a filter. He used it to determine what choices he made in his life.

This concept singlehandedly caused me to pause. How many times have you wrestled with a decision?

Whether to move.

Whether to move forward in ministry.

Whether to start a business.

These types of decisions would be easier to consider when you know your “yes”.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart… Jeremiah 1:5a (Read it)

 

 

Question: Do you know your YES? How does knowing it or not knowing it affect your life? Add your comment below.

 

 

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13 Comments
  1. Pilar Arsenec 8 years ago

    Ha! I’m still trying to figure what my ‘yes’ is… great post friend! I like this, I can’t wait for next week. 🙂

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      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      LOL! I believe that’s the hardest challenge. That and deciding to live in your Yes. I’m hopping around to the other posts now. 🙂

  2. Heidi Kreider 8 years ago

    I’m with Pilar… still learning. So grateful for this book and the way God is using it to narrow my vision. Thanks for organizing us!

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      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      I agree with “still learning”. I also believe narrowing your vision will help you see His direction clearer. You’re welcome. Thanks for joining me.

  3. Katherine Harms 8 years ago

    I’m really enjoying the opportunity to see the book from different perspectives. This is a book rich in inspiration and motivation. I do think I am finding my ‘Yes,’ but it is more like peeling the layers of an onion than like opening a Christmas present.

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      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      I agree. We all are seeing it for ourselves and through each others’ eyes. 🙂

  4. Roshun 8 years ago

    Good morning Dana!! I just want to thank you again for yesterday and apologize for the delay for this post. ” The Gospel of Yes” This is some Good Stuff!!! I was blown away starting with the introduction. When Mike made up his mind to sit in the rocking chair on the porch until God gave him some answers; I was like, You Go Boy!!!. But seriously, God came and asked him, “Why he did not just relax and be who he made him to be and why he would try to do anything other than let the church be who he created her to be? But, isn’t that what we all do? Sit up all night and worry and ask God to reveal some things and all the time, we are not trusting or believing that the situation was part of God’s plan in the first place. Mike was interferring with God’s plan for himself and the church. (Dana you know I am crazy, I just loved the fact that God called the church “her” LOL!!!!!

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      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      We are usually called to believe unlike ever before to move to the place God created for us. It doesn’t mean it will be easy. I loved that rocking chair moment. I’ve had a few of those in my life.

      You my sister have me giggling. 🙂 Remember the church is the bride of Christ. Thus, it is only right to address her appropriately. 🙂

  5. Roshun R 8 years ago

    Chapter 2 is powerful! The irony of sin-management Christianity is a good way of describing how we set ourselves up for failure by trying to constantly think of ways to avoid sinning. When I first decided to live my life for Christ, I was so paranoid about avoiding people that were not God-like, that I would not attend some family functions. I had to get to a point in my life that I could surround myself with any situation or person and continue be obediant to God and do His good work. I did not realize that I was saying “yes” to Christ.

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