In one of my recent posts I argued that it is wise to be able to say “No” sometimes. In this post I want to examine some of the conditions that could inspire a “yes”.
It’s important to say “No”, but it’s even more important to know when to say “yes” so that we don’t miss out on important opportunities in life.
Say yes when:
- You’ve prayed about the issue at hand and you have peace about it.
You don’t feel any resistance; like your head is saying one thing and your heart is saying another.
- You know it’s the will of God and the timing is correct.
It could be something He promised you, but be sure about the timing.
- It’s not against your faith-based convictions;
You don’t want to spoil your intimacy with God, if you are a Christian.
- It’s beneficial for someone or some people in need at that moment.
It could be unwise to get on your knees to ask God’s permission when you’re needed to save a soul in danger. You rather ask for His guidance.
- You are not out to impress someone or to prove yourself to someone.
If you don’t get the desired applause in the end you could easily sink into depression.
- You know that’s what you need at the moment;
a party, a change of environment, a change of job, a new relationship etc. This also means you are ready for it, physically, emotionally… Otherwise you could give a “no” or “wait”.
Don’t take important decisions when under pressure.
- It’s safe for you, your entourage, and the world at large.
We must not be selfish when we make decisions. And we should care for ourselves because “when we hurt, others hurt with us”.
- The decision does not go contrary to your purpose and objectives in life. You don’t want to get pregnant just before you get enrolled in College (for a single young lady).
This list is in no way exhaustive, but only indicative.
“On your marks, get set, YES.