Saying No says Yes.

Thinking about not blogging for several weeks lurched me into a fog.   I was denying  my outlet and  friends  their blogging fix.   However, when I starting thinking about all the things that I was saying yes to by saying no…I was eagerly pleased.

Other examples of this abound.  Saying ‘no’ to unhealthy food says yes to better health. (it better or we will all be really mad).  Saying ‘no’ to fast driving says yes to better gas mileage and safer streets.  Saying ‘no’ to drugs says yes to clarity and a better life.  You get the point.

Sometimes, this ‘yes’ has immediate payback and other times it takes months or years to see the positive (yes) impact of NO.

The blog takes a lot of my time during the day.  Writing, editing comments, etc.  I needed to pause that process and reevaluate my schedule.  I hope you do the same from time to time.  Not only did I spend that extra time wisely, but now I have a better way of budgeting that time.

The moral of the story:  Don’t be afraid to tell persons, places, or things…NO.  Rejection makes a statement. It is a statement that you need to hear yourself say.  Others need to hear you say it, and God needs to hear you say it.  Pray about the nos and yeses. (I double checked those spellings. they look strange don’t they).  Honor and respect those things that no says yes to.

Another great example: Fasting= saying no to food says yes to heightened spirituality.


About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at

Posted on August 1, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. WELCOME BACK PASTOR!!! This gave me alot to think about. I personaly have had issuses with telling people NO. Something i am currently working on.

    ( Thank you I just had the strenght to tell my Son No you cant play the Wii cause you have not earned enough points to play the Wii. ) 🙂

  2. THAT IS IT, Jaylene.

  3. Several years ago, I was asked by a church to join their staff as a Children’s Pastor. As badly as I wanted to work for a church, I said “no”. Not only is children’s minstry not my high calling, but the children at that church deserve to be served by someone with a passion for children’s ministry.

    Once you have identified your gifts and dreams, it is much easier to say “yes” or “no” to things. You just ask yourself, “How does this move me toward my dream or calling?” If it doesn’t line up, then most likely you shouldn’t say “no”.

    There are also times when your “yes” to something you should have said “no” to prevents or delays someone else from doing what they are called to do.

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