A good friend shared with me some of the wisdom he has learned about life lately. He mentioned one thing that stuck in my mind.
"No is a complete sentence."
There is life-saving truth in those five words. When faced with various choices, sometimes we get in trouble because we talk too much. Because we want to fit in or we want to please people or because we feel the need to justify ourselves, we say no and then we keep talking. And often it's that extra talk that gets us in trouble.
We don't have to explain ourselves completely.
It doesn't matter if some people disagree with us.
If you know it's not right for you, or if you don't want to, just say no. You don't have to convince others or make them understand. If you need to say no, say no and get on with your life.
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About Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 27 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 37 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and two grandsons--Knox and Eli. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
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