When I was searching for a book publisher, I heard this phase from friends: “Each no takes you closer to your yes”.
I have to admit: I really didn’t get it.
Rejection letters (19 to be exact) just made me feel…well, rejected!
Funny how we end up using the lessons in our lives to teach our children.
Like your family, we too have decisions that our kids are making.
Which softball team should I play on?
Which college should I go to?
Should I keep on the degree path I’m on?
Life can be very confusing.
When trying to figure out God’s will, each no takes you closer to understanding what His yes may be.
Last week, my daughter and I visited a college. Sensing for sure that college was not the one for her, she was felt frustrated. She has been asking God to show her his will, but all she felt as a “no”.
Experiencing this “no” though helped her to narrow down where her “yes” will be.
Next time you experience a “no” in your life, share with your child how your “no” is taking you closer to finding God’s yes.