Fighting Words Friday: The Power of 'Yes' and 'No'

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“Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’”

-Matthew 5:37

I read this verse today and was so convicted. There is such wisdom here that I do not employ day to day in my life. Namely, I say ‘Yes’ to WAY too much. I’m a 7 on the Enneagram and I want to do everything. I want both/and almost all the time, so I say ‘Yes’ to much more than I can actually pull off, and it inevitably causes problems with my schedule. Lord, help me to be wise with my words and my time. Teach me to draw good boundaries, and help me to learn that saying ‘No’ to “more” can often be the most loving thing that I can do.