Episode 017 – Saying Yes To The Best
Key Passage(s): Mark 1:32-39
We say “yes” to a lot of things, but are they the things we should be saying “yes” to? Jim Collins has said that “the good is the enemy of the great.” We can get so caught up in doing “good” things that we miss out on the “best” things. Jesus understood this clearly. And in this teaching (shot on location in Israel), we look at how Jesus was totally fine disappointing people in order to stay true to his mission. He knew how to say “no” to the good things so he could say “yes” to the best things. Get ready to have your world rocked because this teaching will mess with you!
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Are there any decisions you’re making in order not to disappoint certain people?
- What are the good things you need to say “no” to in order that you can say “yes” to the best things?
- Are you clear on what you’re supposed to be doing and what the best things are? Until you know this, it’s difficult to know what to say “yes” or “no” to.
- Getting an outside perspective is always helpful. Who is someone who knows you extremely well, is wise and discerning, and could give you their honest feedback on how your running your life? Schedule a meeting or call with them as soon as possible and listen up (this includes mentors, spouses, best friends, etc.).
- Mark Batterson made the observation that “a change of place and a change of pace equals a change of perspective.” How can you create a regular rhythm of getting out of your normal context in order to experience this?
- How will you begin walking out these truths in the next week?
For Further Study
Note: I can’t recommend these two books enough. They have been the most important resources for helping me get super clear on what my time and energy should be going to.
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