As Christian women, most of us want to please those around us. After all, doesn't being a servant of Christ mean that we should say yes as often as possible to those who beg our favor?
Ramona Cramer Tucker says in her article "Just Say 'No'!": "The reality is, we're afraid of letting people down even if we're driving ourselves crazy with activities. It's no surprise that 'no' seems like a four-letter word we must avoid at all costs. But 'no' isn't a dirty word–in fact, sometimes it's one of the healthiest things we can say."
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:1–6; 139:1–16; Jeremiah 29:11–13; Luke 10:38–42
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
–Teaching point one: You need to understand yourself, in order to discern when to say yes and when to say no.
–Teaching point two: Prayerfully set priorities for your free time.
–Teaching point three: Take charge of your schedule by saying no to the good so you can say yes to the best.
• Apply Your Findings
• Additional Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY
• Just Say "No"!, by by Ramona Cramer Tucker (September/October 2004, 4 printed pages)
Total number of pages – 11