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.