You need not swear an oath—any impulse to do so is of evil. Simply let your “yes” be “yes,” and let your “no” be “no.” Matthew 5:37 The Voice

I’ve noticed at times that I get this feeling of shifting into overdrive. I find it hard to sit still. There is some internal dialog that feels like it is battering me inside. It feels like back and forthing. When this begins I try to catch it early.  I ask prayerfully where God wants me to focus.  There are so many things that can pull me into many different directions.  I need His help.

If I can focus on His plan and not mine, it’s very centering. He helps me get rid of the clutter in my mind. I am gently reminded not to take so much on. Just stay focused on Him. He clears the path and very efficiently helps me identify what needs to be done. It becomes a working list that is beautifully balanced with “to dos,” fun and intentionality.

Father, thank you. Thank you for Your peace and comfort. Thank you for Your clear and resounding love and compassion. Your patience. Thank you for Your guidance – from Your gentle nudge to Your clear voice. Thank you for Your Holy Spirit, Your constant presence, Your constant love. Thank you for teaching me to say “no.”

2 Corinthians 1:17-19, Colossians 4:6, James 5:12-16


6 thoughts on “No

  1. I have great difficulty saying no. As I grow older, yu think I’d learn, but it’s tough to let go. God can achieve great things without our help.


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