How to Square a Circle and A Giveaway

If you arrived here looking for a mathematical answer to the ancient problem of constructing a square within the confines of a circle, I’m sorry.

If your eyes just glazed over because you knew you weren’t coming here for any such explanation, hang tight!

According to Wikipedia, “The expression “squaring the circle” is sometimes used as a metaphor for trying to do the impossible.”

I’ve been doing that a lot lately.

Trying to do the impossible.

And, the evidence that I’ve been attempting to do something that cannot be done is in my inability to figure out which are the best things and which things are just good.

I’m learning that saying yes to whatever floats my boat doesn’t, as it turns out, make me any happier. It only makes me tireder.

It makes me more easily aggravated and far less easily amused.

None of these are healthy or helpful.

My sweet friends, lean in please. We can’t do it all.

I know… bummer, right?

Here’s the good news, though – we don’t have to!

What so many of us fail to realize is that all we do, indeed, have to do is become better at discerning the difference between better and best.


Taking an honest inventory of the resources God’s given me, the time He’s allotted me, and the abilities He’s gifted me, I’m seeing a pattern of decision-making.Β  And, the pattern I’m seeing over here? It’s just not beneficial.

Not for me, not for my family, and not for making the most out of the time that I’ve been given here on this earth.

So, in an effort to start discerning which is best, I’m participating in Proverbs 31 Ministries’ newest Online Bible Study. It’s focused on Lysa TerKeurst’s new book The Best Yes. Although the study began on Monday, you are welcome to join us, for free. Just click the words Proverbs 31 Ministries above.

Maybe, you like the sound of this book, but just want to read it on your own and at your own pace. Please, go do that!

This book is packed with practical applications. Although I’m only halfway through it, I’m gathering wisdom as I go.

It may not be squaring a circle, but my lines from here to there are getting a little straighter each day.

Yes indeedy!

The Giveaway: Before you run off, leave me a comment below and you’ll be entered to win one of two copies of The Best Yes. There will be two winners picked at random through Random Generator. Contest ends Friday, September 26th, at 8:00 pm EST.

14 thoughts on “How to Square a Circle and A Giveaway

  1. “It may not be squaring a circle, but my lines from here to there are getting a little straighter each day.” Yes, a straighter line would be very nice at this point.

  2. I think my “yessing” makes me feel compensated in places I’m not doing so well….

    I brought viable lessons with me from retreat. I am loving this book- so grateful for 1st to chapters being included in our goodie bags as my purchased book hasn’t arrived since being ordered 3 weeks ago; it’s MIA. I did read the 1st two chapters on flight home. I’m feeling so re-charged and ready.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and words.


  3. I’m learning that I can’t do it all! I am also trying to teach this to my ten year old daughter who wants to do every activity her school offers. I’m trying to show her that when she says yes to one thing, it means she has to say no to other things. I love your post!!!

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