I say yes because it’s easy.
I say yes because it immediately eases the tension.
I say yes because I don’t want to let her down.
I say yes because I want to be a supportive gal.
I say yes because I’m too wimpy to say no, even though a yes to something is sometimes a no to something better.
I think of my friend Kim who says,
“No may hurt for a minute, but yes can hurt for much longer.”
Boy howdy, if that ain’t the truth. Especially when that yes goes against God’s plan and sucks dry my time and energy that would be better spent on His assignment for me. Especially when that yes also means YES to anger and resentment. Sometimes, saying no to a good thing is the right thing to do.
How do you say no to a good thing when you know it’s the right thing to do?