Friday, October 17, 2014

This could be The Best Yes you say today {Giveaway}

Let me start off by being completely honest.  I don't read.  Well, I don't read a lot.  I'm actually quite envious of my mom friends that are avid readers.  I often fantasize what it would be like to have enough time in the day to read a book cover to cover.  My fantasy includes a hammock, maybe a screened in patio with a couch, a snuggly sweater or blanket and of course a big cup of coffee.  As you can see, I've thought about it, A LOT.  Maybe if I spent more time actually living out said fantasy instead of dreaming it up I could get through a chapter of one of the many books on my shelves. 

Any who, every now and then I get a book that completely sucks me in, in the best way possible and I am able to distance myself from my cell phone and the internet.  This months book just so happened to be Lysa Terkeurst's "The Best Yes".  I follow Proverbs 31 ministry avidly and had been counting down the days until I could own this book.  I read everything she posted about the book up to it's launch and knew I just HAD to read it.  I stayed up a few nights in a row completely engulfed in her words that set me free of my overwhelmed life.  To fill you in, this book is about making wise choices in your life so that you will be empowered to make the BEST decisions in the day to day details of your life.


Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn’t shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But in the midst of everyday “growth opportunities,” she’s been learning God’s lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.



A little background on me, I'm a yes girl.  I can't even deny it, people know this about me and sometimes even take advantage of it.  I want to help everyone and really try to say no when I know my plate is already too full but somehow my no comes out yes.  I would like to believe there are other women out there that are suffering from this same thing.  When I think about how many things I say yes to, on a weekly basis, that I know I should have said no to, it's a bit overwhelming. 


I'm a mom, so I have to say yes to my husband and my child.  I'm a family member, so most of the time I feel inclined to say yes to anything they need from me.  I'm a friend, almost anytime I say yes, if you need me I will find a way to be there.  I'm a volunteer, there's openings, you need help, I will probably say yes.  Chances are I'm always saying yes.  Now, the hard thing I struggle with is if I feel these are all things God has called me to do, how do I know which ones to say no to?  Isn't that silly?  If I would just stop and re-read that last comment.  How will I know?  Maybe I need to just stop trying to figure this all out on my own and pay attention to what God is really trying to say.

As I read Lysa's book I started realizing it's okay to say no.  There's something healthy that develops in saying no.  Now I can't wake up tomorrow and say, "Nope, not packing your lunch.  No, not taking you to school.  Nope, not making dinner."  I mean, I could and the world would go on but that's not using my no's the right way.  I know I need to honor God, and that means honoring my family first and foremost, that's my job and I can't become a no tyrant.  But, I can say no to a friend that needs help with her kid so she can go to meeting at work, when I know I have 4 blog posts that need to go up and photos that still need to be edited from last weeks sermon at church.  I have to know what's healthy for me and being overwhelmed isn't that. 


The disease to please, wow.  Yep, I have that.  Do you have that?  I bet a lot of you reading can own up to that one.  Without giving it all away, I want y'all to know that this book will set you free.  It will have you back on the path of really listening to God in these decisions.  As Lysa says, "Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul."

As a special treat Lysa Terkeurst sent me SIGNED copies of her book "The Best Yes" for two lucky readers.  To Enter please post "YES" in the comments below and then Instagram or Tweet the picture below with the hashtag #TheBestYes and the website www.thebestyes.com.  Also, make sure you mention or tag me (@theplayfulmom) so I can find your entry. For extra entries share this giveaway on any social accounts, i.e. Facebook/Twitter. Giveaway ends on October 22nd at midnight and winners will be notified via email. Once we choose a winner we will give you 12 hrs to respond and then we will go to who's next in line. Good luck y'all!



And if you just can't wait to win and need a copy in your hands ASAP, purchase it at www.thebestyes.com

9 comments:

  1. yes to Proverbs 31 - it's a good thing!

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  2. Adding this to my TBR list. It sounds like a really great read.

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  3. Yes to this: "Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul."

    Tweeting!

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  4. YES!! I've heard SO many great things about this book. Love her and her ministry.

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  5. Yes, I so need this in my life right now! I hope you are loving it too.

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