Saying No is Ok….

Sitting on my sofa, snuggled up watching Nascar. I got thinking about some of the stuff I say No to, and why. Sometimes, or like at the moment, most of the time, we have to say No to people we love, friends, church family or others when we are asked to do something. I dont know about you, but after 2 and a half years of illness, I still feel mean about it.

My church family are wonderful in that they dont really ask me to do much, especially if it will make me more poorly, and most of the time they are just as loving if I say No. We as a family, have been called to the church we are at. We are part of a family of believers and we are there for a reason.

Saying No, is very, very Ok when said with love and sometimes the touch of the Lord that we are not to do that something we have been asked. We may feel guilty for saying No or feel that we are being manipulated to change our answer. If you know the answer has to be No, stand your ground, and if still unsure, make sure you talk to the Lord to see if you are still hearing right.

Saying No is ok.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ifacedownworship
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 08:30:41

    Yes, and it is freeing.


  2. mrteague
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 22:52:19

    Amen. Saying no is not always easy but it’s necessary. When dealing with me about this once, the Lord showed me how His Lordship freed me from the claims of all other “lords,” be they family, friends, co-workers, etc. Not that I slough off all resposibility. I just remember who is really Lord. Easier said than done, sometimes! Thanks for sharing.


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