December 28, 2016

It would be a good thing for everyone to discover the power of “Yes” to those things in life which will broaden your horizons, enhance your personal growth and development and bring you closer to the fulfilment of your goals and dreams. We are closing in on the launch of a new year where the opportunity to become the best version of you awaits, if you are willing to say “YES” to the possibilities before you.

Susie Moore in a blog article titled, “9 Little Known Truths About the Power of Yes!” began her article with these word, “Yes, has magic within it. So often we are afraid of life – we fear failure, we anticipate the worst, we don’t know what to expect. In doing so and often by saying “no” to opportunities, we reject many of life’s brilliant chances. These are often disguised as a new career prospect, an opportunity to step up at work, a surprise request from a friend, or any type of unfamiliar challenge. Anything that creates a spark of curiosity within us or generates some desire that typically lays dormant within our familiar days, is often our intuition guiding us to say yes (or at least to learn more). But we let our fears, instead of our creativity and love, guide us and rationalize a ‘no.’”

You have a choice each day to get out of bed with an attitude which radiates the positive, “Yes” to life, or the negative and limiting attitude of “No” to life. If you have tended to be the type of person who chose to live from fear and never open the door to opportunity and life, then this would be a good time to consider making a different decision. Stepping out in faith may seem hard, but consider the ultimate consequences of the alternative. Saying YES to life, to love, to trusting, to being committed to a goal and dream truly is better than living in mediocrity and lifelessness.

The Apostle John recorded the words of Jesus in Revelation 3:15-16, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! {16} So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

It truly would be better to seek to achieve the benefits of the constant YES than to wallow in the misery of the ongoing NO.

Teddy Roosevelt wrote in “The Man In The Arena.” “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

In the context of the spiritual area of life, may you say “YES to the relationship with God, through Jesus” so that you “shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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