WHEN NO! IS THE BEST LOVE RESPONSE
What you say “No” to, will determine what says “yes” to you. In life you must develop the sensitivity and the mental acuity to recognize traps that presents themselves as opportunities. You must develop a see-through skill like superman eyes that is able to see into the true nature of a thing. When you are able to do this, you will save yourself a lot of unwanted future consequences
Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. John 6:15 NKJV
Three incidences in the bible will alert you to the need to answer people and situations in life wisely before you venture into any part of it.
FIRST is EVE, most of the problems humanity is in right now would have been prevented if the day Eve saw the serpent she immediate recognized that relationship or friendship with this creature can get her into trouble. Proverbs 1 verse10 says “My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.” This would have been easier for her to recognize if she had noticed the ‘Temptation factor’ or the ‘allurement factor’, if it is too good to be true at first glance, then it probably is, you must take a second look before you make a decision.
SECONDLY is JOSHUA: In Joshua chapter nine, commander of the arm forces of Israel went into an agreement with a certain foreign nation of ‘GIBEON’ without a consultation with God to find out if he should say a ‘yes’ to them or a ‘no’, he basically lost the ‘CONTRACT’. A nation that was supposed to be conquered and belong to them could not be possessed because of this agreement.
THIRD is JESUS, if Jesus had allowed himself to be made king in the natural world, he would have missed his spiritual destiny. it was the same platform that Satan used to tempt Jesus, ‘just say ‘yes’ to me and have all your dreams come true on the platter of gold”, but Jesus knew better “that not everything that glitters is gold”, “not every opened door is an entrance’. He chose his destiny wisely by saying ‘No’ to the ‘less than perfect’ offers. In this case saying No! to seemingly good things will save your destiny.
So note this: Every decision you make today will either get you closer to your destiny or get you farther away from it. Every choice you make today will either ensure your future affliction or open doors for celebration. So you must be careful how you make your choices in Love and in Life.
“NO” PREVENTS REGRETS
There are certain regrets you have today that could have been prevented if you simply said “no” to that person and you had gone your way. The heartache would have been prevented; you wouldn’t have had that child outside wedlock. You wouldn’t feel as terrible as you feel sometimes about you past if only you knew how to say a big NO.
NO! REQUIRES WISDOM
Ability to say NO is gotten via wisdom. It isn’t just based on your mental smartness. Most people believe that saying ‘yes’ is the smart thing to do and eventually thinking later. But before you say ‘yes’ to anything in life, pause and think, where would this decision take me to? Is this where I want to be in the future? Never fall for what looks obviously attractive and beneficial.”There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end there of is the way of destruction” This wisdom comes not just from your own experiences but from experiencing the truth of the word of God. You can just tell, this is not something you should agree to.
NO! REQUIRES SPIRITUAL SENSIVITY
Most often than not, you may never be able to see why saying ‘No’ is the best love response you can give, given what you sight tells you. It may require a certain level of spiritual insight to detect what is really going on. “A carnal or natural person cannot know the things of the spirit” wake up! This life is spiritual, don’t assume life is white and black, there are gray areas, don’t assume all there is to life is what your five senses can perceive; there are things only your spiritual eyes can detect. So develop that spiritual sensitivity by spending time with the word of God and communicating with the Holy Spirit.
NO! WILL DETERMINE WHAT SAYS ‘YES’ TO YOU
Once you are trapped in the wrong relationship, you miss out on the right one God was preparing for you all along. Once you get trapped in the wrong Job, the career that was meant for your blessing will often eludes you. So be very cautious and careful. Don’t get carried away easily. Don’t let pressure of life push you into the wrong relationships, don’t let your age force you prematurely into a relationship, don’t let your needs cloud your judgment. God’s Lead not personal need should direct you in life. Remain on top
I receive the wisdom to reject ungodly, ‘less than your will offers’ in Jesus name
Lord, open my eyes to see the true nature of every decision I Want to take in every area of my life in Jesus name.
Pray about all your choices and do not make emotional decisions
Yours in LOVE
PST AYO GARUBA
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