When perhaps leads us to a deeper yes

How do you feel when someone offers you a ‘perhaps’ answer?

Is it evasion? A putting off if not a put-down?

I wonder what it would be like instead to view the word ‘perhaps’ as invitation.

Another yawning door of possibility. Potential.

A mulling over leading to a firmer decision.

An offering of choice of this or that.

Could we see 'perhaps' as suggestion of change, a fresh perspective? Click To Tweet

It could be all those things. Much depends on our attitude, our receptivity.

Some hear perhaps as rejection, criticism.

Other lean toward it with eager ears.

How do you hear it, my friend?

Perhaps it depends on who is saying it to you.

Hope can be hidden in perhaps. A new venture on the horizon. Click To Tweet

Extra consideration and deliberation are tentative steps toward that unknown future..

I like to think that perhaps is a way of seeing different points of view, not necessarily an excuse, evasion or uncertainty.

a deeper yes to God - WoJ

God could be at the door of your heart right now, asking you to trust Him for something new, to let go of perhaps and say a determined yes.

Perhaps you need some time and space to mull it over.

Perhaps it will demand more faith than you feel you possess.

Perhaps you can rise to the occasion and put your brave on.

Lots of unanswered questions sit here.

But there is one thing we can be confident of, no matter how things may seem to our wavering faith or uncertain hearts:

“I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:13-14  – The Message

God’s goodness and grace surround us continually and there is no ‘perhaps’ attached to His forgiveness and mercy either.

Our hearts can rest easy in this wonderful truth.

We have a Saviour who is always here for us, offering opportunity each day to begin again.

Perhaps this is a day to say yes to Him, to embrace the gifts that Jesus brings Click To Tweet

Perhaps pausing, pondering and (most importantly) praying can bring a better outcome to life in general. It’s been that way for me. Maybe you too?

Let’s try to not hold back but to surrender our all to the One who gave everything for us.

Let’s offer God our deeper yes to embracing all the ‘perhaps’ of life with faith and confidence in His sustaining power.

This is day 27 (yes, really!) of write-31-days five-minute-free-writing and I am delighted to have made it this far. I know there’s no ‘perhaps’ about being enabled to do so by God’s goodness and grace alone. Thank you for being here with me and making this venture such an enjoyable one to participate in. 

And as I take a bit of a needful break to rest more and enjoy some quality time with family, I want to share some exciting news with you.

I’m delighted to announce that this blog has been selected as a finalist in the Network Norfolk Christian Digital Media Awards in the ‘Best Blog’ category.

Whether you are new here, or a seasoned subscriber/follower/friend, and have been blessed and encouraged by what you’ve read, please consider clicking here to place a vote for ‘Words of Joy’. Voting closes on October 31st. Perhaps your vote will be the deciding one?

Thank you! May God bless and keep you until we meet again. 🙂

8 Comments

  1. I’m so glad there is no perhaps attached to God’s forgiveness and mercy. May we say “yes” to whichever way He calls us! Blessings and hugs to you, Joy! I hope the best for you with the award. 🙂

    1. Me too, my friend! It makes grace all the more amazing, doesn’t it? Thank you so much for your kind wishes. While it would be wonderful to win, I’m delighted to have made it as a finalist and the result is all in God’s hands. He knows who needs the encouragement and lift it will bring! Bless you. 🙂 x

  2. Joy I am so grateful for what you say here: ‘God’s goodness and grace surround us continually and there is no ‘perhaps’ attached to His forgiveness and mercy either.

    Our hearts can rest easy in this wonderful truth.

    We have a Saviour who is always here for us, offering opportunity each day to begin again.’

    thanks for your thoughts – and your example to us by your 31-day-yes-I will ! ox

    1. Bev, it’s lovely to hear how words reach out to others and offer them hope and encouragement. It’s what I intend to happen here, by God’s grace. Bless you for reading and responding. ox

  3. God’s perhaps is our second chance. His willingness to share other perspectives is a chance for us to learn the best possible answer. It provides wait time for us as we hear from God instead of a definitive yes or no. I love how you shared “perhaps” today to explain “yes” and to lead us toward understanding God in a deeper way.

    1. Yes, that’s how I’ve been enabled to view it, Mary. I love how you say, “His willingness to share other perspectives is a chance for us to learn the best possible answer.” Amen! It expands our perception of all God may be doing in the times and seasons of waiting. Thank you for adding to the conversation here with your insights which help enrich my understanding. Bless you, my friend.

  4. Joy, you have given me a fresh perspective on the perhaps of life. I’m more inclined to think negatively when I hear perhaps but your words have shown me just how pregnant with possibility that one little word can be. Thanks so much for sharing. Found your blog via the Blogs by Christian Women Directory. Appreciate you linking up with us there.

    1. Hi Wanda. Thanks for finding me and stopping by! It’s lovely to meet you. I’m so pleased to hear you’ve been blessed by reading this post. And it’s an honour to link up with the Blogs by Christian Women Directory, to be part of a community where we write to bless and encourage others and bring God praise and glory through our words.

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