Where’s the Reward In Saying No?

by Michelle on August 15, 2012

in Choose Wisely,Learning the Art of Living,Soul

Blessed are those…

who learn

to say no…

Even to things

that are:




or even enjoyable.

For theirs is the kingdom of


Ok. Over-whelm-ed-ness….Not a word, I admit.

And not exactly what Jesus said either.

But I bet he’d agree that we overwhelm ourselves needlessly when we only need to focus on Him…

Something to think about…



{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters August 16, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I’ve gotten better about saying no, but I still need to work on it. “Un-overwhelm-ed-ness” sounds like a wonderful word to me!


Wendy @ E1A August 16, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Love, love, love this post this morning. Brilliant!


Kathy @ Back To Family August 16, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Oh Michelle, I so needed to hear this today. :) This is such a tough lesson for me to get. My pastor always says, You have to say ‘No’ to the good, to be able to say ‘YES’ to the best. Thanks!


Sylvia R August 16, 2012 at 5:49 AM

Wow, I just used that non-word in an email! Right before coming here! Your post today feels like an affirmation, a drink of cool, clear water! God’s blessing me through you this morning, for sure! Thanks for being His willing channel for its flow! And blessings back to you!


Debbie August 16, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Love it!


Heather August 16, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Confirmation to me as well. Now to execute the “no”. Or more correctly to “back out” of the “yes”. Oi vey!


Lyli@3dLessons4Life August 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM

“No” is a very powerful word. Thanks for the reminder.


Alecia August 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

wise words!! Some I need to remember daily :)


Stefanie Brown (@stefanieybrown) August 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Words filled with wisdom, my friend! Saying “no” is difficult for me, but I’m learning.
Looking forward to seeing you in a few days!


Cherry August 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Yes, such good thoughts and reminders. Saying “no” is very difficult, but is needed. With wisdom and help from God!


Rebekah @weliveinspired.com August 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Love it! I just found your blog today on a link up page a friend of mine has on her blog. Just became a new subscriber to your blog :) I like what you are doing here and could relate to a lot of it, since I have some sort of similar goals with my blog. Looking forward to seeing what comes next and thank you for doing this link up! ~Rebekah


Robert Moon August 16, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I seldom say no anymore! Great thoughts to ponder though!


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