May 30, 2012

We Need To Say Yes and No More Often!

I opened an article and began to read…

We need to say Yes more often…  
it said…
Let go of the word NO… the resistance!
Say Yes, Thank You, Please… that’s the way! That’s the yes!

I closed the article and opened another that read…

Yes, It’s OK To Say No! How to prevent the over commitment that leads to overwhelm.
No, it’s a small yet powerful word, one that can improve our lives and make us more valuable to those we say it to… those we want to help in this world.

In this information age, sometimes we can become bombarded with so many different views and opinions that it can make our head feel as if it will spin completely off the top of our shoulders.

Feeling as if we are being pulled in two completely different directions, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out which way is the correct one.

It’s a wonder to me how we can be at such conflict within ourselves.

How is it that we can both feel as if we have taken on too much, that we are overloaded and can’t seem to catch our breath all day long… and at the same time still feel guilty for thinking we are not doing enough… that we somehow should be able to do more than we already do?

I was curious to see if there was anything in the Bible regarding these feelings and I should have known that I would find what I was looking for… in this one book I can find the answer to almost any question or dilemma I seem to be facing at any given moment.

These are the verses I found regarding this subject.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Philippians 1:6 – And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Amen…  who can understand it?

Maybe the most significant of all...

2 Corinthians 10:12 - When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.

Don’t worry about what the worlds standards are… you are called to stand apart from the world and its standards.

Seek the Lord, seek His face first and foremost and He will give you discernment regarding your to-do list!

We often hear the term “Follow your heart”, but according to Jeremiah 17:9, the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick!... so by all means do NOT follow your heart. Instead pray and ask God for His guidance. Ask Him what His will is for your life because you know what… He’s the only one who will never lead you astray.

So whether you choose to say YES or NO to the situation or circumstance you are faced with today, remember to seek Gods will and allow Him to be decision maker.




Candice said...

Great Post!

Kim said...

We get such conflicting advice, even from well meaning men and women. You really hit this one on the head: to seek his will for us. That really simplifies all decisions!
Thanks for sharing at NOBH!