You’re allowed to be picky

photo by  whologwhy

Children around the world sit at the kitchen table, poke at broccoli and hear something along the lines of, “Don’t be picky.”

And this is great advice when you’re six. As a kid you’re supposed to try a little of anything and everything–especially when Mama says so.

But we can grow up and never stop repeating that motto, “Don’t be picky.”

So we take the job that doesn’t really fit our strengths or gifts.

We settle for the person who doesn’t treat us kindly.

We go through life accepting what’s on our plate.

But we’re not kiddos anymore. And it’s okay to be picky.

There’s a grown up version of that line: Be intentional.

Ask God where he really wants you to be.

Look for character and heart in the people you trust.

Check out what’s being offered on that plate and see if it lines up with your calling.

“Yes” is a powerful word.

But sometimes “no” is too.

Be picky.

And pick God’s best for you.

Yep, taste and see that the Lord is good. {Ps. 34:18}


What decision are you facing right now? What’s God’s best for you in it?

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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