Chosen by God!
We must be positioned to say yes to what God wants us to do. Some no's are necessary.
Think of the 10 virgins with the oil. (See Matthew 25:1-13) When five of them ran out of oil and wanted to borrow from the other five, who wisely brought extra oil with them their no answer positioned the five with the extra oil to be in place.
No can be the placement factor, while yes can displace us and cause us to miss opportunities. We must consider wisely.
The Lord dropped this into my Spirit years ago and it made an impact in my life:
"While it may be a good thing, if it’s not a God thing, (my assignment), no is an appropriate answer."
Just remember, while it is a good thing it may not be a good thing for you. That's why a response of, "Let me pray about it before I give you an answer," is a great response.
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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