Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?
January 17, 2010Posted by on
What is my next yes? I listened to a 21 year-old woman speak about her fourteen children yesterday. With a bashful smile and a glimmer in her eye, she shared that they were a series of “yeses”. You’d think her life would be a great premise for the next reality show, and it would, except Hollywood rarely travels to the orphanages of Uganda. Katie shared the stories of her first five adoptions, small moments when she felt God whisper “Will you” and she managed a nod. Now three years after her first compliance, she finds herself amidst 400 orphans on the other side of the world, periodically returning to her posh bedroom in Brentwood, TN without any idea how her yeses added up.
Dan Allender says, “We are the sum of every yes that we utter.” And so I wonder what yeses led me here and what dominos will fall next. Of course, one yes is also a million nos. And yet, I think the glorious yeses, prayerfully fueled by our deepest passions, however mundane or routine they seemed at the time, leave no room for memory of the nos.