Most of us like the word “yes”, don’t we? I know I do. When someone asks me to do something I really want to do or I find something I really love, my immediate response is an emphatic “YES”! I am passionate about it. There is no hesitation, no doubt, no waffling.
A friend of mine was recently considering buying a certain car. As she relayed the pertinent facts, figures, and safety features, I noticed there was no enthusiasm in her voice. “You really don’t sound too excited about this car,” I verbalized. “Do you really want to buy it?” “No, I don’t think so,” she admitted. A few days later, she called me up all excited about another car she found and bought that one instead. She has been a happy camper ever since.
Here’s another example. Let’s take the shoe shopping experience. Shoe shopping is difficult at times. Either I can’t find my size, the right color, they cost too much or they don’t fit right. Bummer! And so frustrating. But when I finally find just the right pair of shoes, and they are comfy and even on sale, YES!!!!! I get so excited. It borders on euphoria at times.
That’s how it is when God tells us yes. God wants to bless His children. He is our heavenly Father and He wants to give us good gifts. If we are excited, enthusiastic, and filled with joy, that is a good sign.
Now hold on a minute. Sometimes we are excited at first because of the idea of something, so don’t go off rushing to buy that new Lexus without giving it some serious thought. What I am saying is that if we don’t have an enthusiasm and excitement about some issue, decision or person, the answer is probably not yes.
Let me know your thoughts on this or any other issue. I am listening. Listening to God is not hard once we get the knack of it and although I don’t have it down perfectly myself, I do think I am getting better at interpreting 🙂 Until next time, keep looking up!