I asked yesterday what your dream was going to cost. I realize that one of the costs for me is accepting the displeasure of some people because I cannot do what they want me to do.
I don’t like to say “NO” and when people suggest that I might be going in the wrong direction because it doesn’t fit their agenda I generally take them seriously.
This hit home when someone close to me began discouraging me about the things I am fasting this month even though I wasn’t complaining.
I took it to the Lord and He said “Sanballat and Tobiah”.
“Remember, O my God, all the evil things that Tobiah and Sanballat have done. And remember Noadiah the prophet and all the prophets like her who have tried to intimidate me.” Neh. 6:14
As the church walks into the future…the dreams God has planned for us we are going to have many who rise up to discourage us. We are going to face many who will try to distract us from the “good work God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph 2:10. They will want us to follow their lead rather than God’s. We will have to say “No” to them.
Today I am making a list of all the things I am going to have to say “NO” to in order to say “YES” to the dream God has given me.
What do you have to say “no” to today in order to say “yes” to God?
Who in your life is your “Sanballat and Tobiah”. Who intimidates you? What can you do about it?
Quote of the Day: The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. Tony Blair