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Integrity Moments - Nov. 18, 2010

  • 2010 Nov 18


Yes, No, or Maybe
By:  Rick Boxx
November 18, 2010

A Wall Street Journal article titled, "The Many Powers of Maybe" discusses how online event invites frequently now offer, "Yes" "No" or "Maybe" as options, allowing many to avoid commitments.


"Maybe" has given people options, but sometimes it leaves the other party feeling disrespected. My family would tell you that I hate making commitments that I might not be able to meet. So "maybe" is often my escape.


Jesus taught in Matthew 5:37, "Simply let your ‘Yes' be ‘Yes,' and your ‘No,' ‘No;' anything beyond this comes from the evil one."

"Maybe" can be appropriate if you're checking your schedule, but if you're just using it to avoid making a decision, be respectful of others, make a decision, and stick with it. Pray for me as I try as well. 

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