When to say yes and no

There was a time when I used to say yes to almost everything but I realize that the things that I was saying yes I should have said No to. We have to know what, when, or who to say yes or no to this depends on you personally.

In Matthew 5:37 “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” When someone yes or no to us we sometimes keep asking them the same questions over and over again until they tells us what we want to hear. We cannot force anyone to do anything even if we love that person if that person say yes or no we have to take their answer into consideration whether we like it or not.

We cannot please everyone and when we try to we are saying that they are our god without saying it and we also have identity issue or manpleasing issue as well. We cannot please everyone and we cannot expect everyone to say yes to us all the time. If we get what we want all the time we won’t be able to grow.

Whatever God have for us it is for us and we cannot rush Him. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare, and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” God knows what we need and we need to find our identity in Him.

We try to rush God to fulfil whatever w me are trying to within our own strenght and we cannot do anything without Him because when we do sometimes we create more problems. Saying yes and no to certain things we have to know what is suitable for us. We can ask people for what they think and that’s alright but we need to seek God first and He will give us the answer that we need and sometimes He will send people our way to confirm something that He already said.

I have said yes and no to things that I shouldn’t have but it helps me to draw closer to God, get the answers I need from Him, and listen to voice of the Holy Spirit it wasn’t easy because I was so used to pleasing everyone that I became lost I was a puppet once I start to draw the line between when I say yes or no I realize that not everyone will be please with the answer that they receive and I didn’t have to explain why i say yes or no to that thing because it was my final answer.

Yes or no is a sentence that reaches a point without any further explaination this depends on the situation that you are in and you have to know what is best for you.

When you deal with rejection or identity issues people may say no or yes to you and you get offended because of the response that you receive so you have to deal with the root cause of rejection who said No to you in your life. Yes or no varies….

The bible tells us if someone ask us to go a mile we should 2 miles(paraphrase) Matthew 5:41 yes we should but God gives us wisdom so we cannot be foolish especially when something isn’t giving glory to God. Wisdom is important you do not want to lose who you are to something that you didn’t use wisdom in, in the first place. Each circumstances and situation varies depending on what you are asking for or what someone is asking.

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