The Power of No


Matthew 5:37 “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”

Oftentimes, one may find themselves in situations that they can’t get out of because they haven’t learned the power of the word NO. Saying no means to express dissent, denial, or refusal in response to a question or request. Some of us get into a world of trouble by saying yes to a request that you know you have no intention of fulfilling. Once you’ve committed yourself to something it causes others to expect something from you.

As Christians,  you want to trust people at their word, so you believe that they will follow through with what they say. They will put you in a state of anticipation, so when they don”t live up to your expectations, in your mind they are a liar and can’t be trusted. That is why the bible says to simply say yes or no, anything other than that comes from the evil one. Satan is the father of lies, therefore you don’t want to be perceived as being one of his children.

Learn the power of the word NO and stop trying to be a people pleaser. It is not your job to please people but it is your job to please God. If you can’t commit to something just say NO. Be truthful and honest, you will get more respect by telling someone that you can’t rather than saying that you can and looking like a liar when you don’t meet the expectation.

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