Just. Say. NO!

…or “No, thank you” if you must. Or how about “thank you for asking, but I just can’t“?

This is a difficult (but valuable) lesson that I’m learning right now.

Just Say No!

Let me put it to you this way:

You’ve heard that God won’t give you more than you can handle, right?   So you’re crying out in despair saying “God, WHY?!  You’ve said you won’t give me more than I can handle, but this is JUST. TOO. MUCH!”

Well, in the calm silence that follows, what if you hear in that quiet place in your heart, “Sweet Child, I didn’t give this to you.  YOU took it on.  This was not my will, but yours.

Ooh.  Ouch.   Ever been there?  Do you say “Yes” before waiting to pray on it and then feel overwhelmed afterwards?

Think about it, my friend.  Pray on it.  And don’t be afraid to say no.  It doesn’t make you a bad person.  In fact, if you’re following His will, it will make you a better (less stressed!) person!


  1. What a great reminder! I have a hard time saying no – and need to force myself to do it more often. I love the sign! Happy iFellowship Wednesday a day late! 🙂

  2. Oh how true this is! Even very good things can be too much when we do too much of them. It is so much better to say no to most things and yes to a few things; then what we do is done well (and without all the stress).