Real freedom isn’t saying yes to everything, it means being able to say no when you need to.
No to the things that sabotage your peace.
No to the things that undercut your strength.
No to the thoughts that lead you to that dark place.
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,”
Titus 2:11-13 NIV
It also means saying no to people.
Saying “no” can be hard to say when you have used “yes” for so long to please the people around you but you are not here to please the people around you, you are set free to please God.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Galatians 1:10 NIV
Saying yes to God sometimes means saying no to others.
Say no today out of a place of strength, vision and confidence knowing who you are in Christ.
What or who do you need to say no to today in order to be who God has set you free to be?