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Sometimes it's wise to say no!

JUN. 11, 2024


Sometimes it's wise to say no!


"I am not able...the burden is too heavy for me." Nu 11:14 NKJV


Moses fielded complaints and listened to stories of frustration and woe until he reached the place where he told God, "I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me." And God agreed. He told Moses to pick seventy mature leaders, "and they shall bear the burden of the people with you" (v. 17 NKJV). As a result, they made it to the promised land. Like Moses, it's okay for you to say, "I've reached my limit." Yes, the Scripture says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Php 4:13 NKJV). 

But that's referring to times when we face various trials and situations that God will help us through. 

It doesn't mean we should take on so many responsibilities that we burn out. 

  • Sometimes it's all too much, and it's okay to admit that. 

  • It's also okay to say no to some things, so you can enjoy life the way God intended. 

  • You don't have to be like someone else or try to keep up with them.

  • The assignment God gives you is never greater than the grace He supplies. 

  • As our faces differ, so do our gifts and capacity to handle things. 

  • We need to be who God created us to be, and we don't have to apologize for it. 

  • We must accept responsibility for all God called us to be, and do all He called us to do. 

  • We're not called to make ourselves sick with stress and pressure.

So if you have reached your limit, go to God. He will help you find a saner, healthier lifestyle.


Sometimes it's wise to say no

"I've reached my limit."


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