Have You Learned When to Say 'No'?

Saying "no" can be a good thing if the task is not in your giftings. (Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash)

"Learn to say no to what is not in your giftings." —Steve Ramseur

A Dallas, Texas, businessman named Steve Ramseur had to learn to say no the hard way, through burnout that led to a breakdown. Here's a bit of his wisdom: If you don't learn to say no, your yes means nothing.

Do you say yes too much? Do you know yourself well enough to know what you should say yes to? Do you know what to say no to, especially at work?

Or are you a maybe-ite? Saying maybe when you really mean no? There is no "maybe" in the Bible.

Matthew 5:37 says, "But let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and 'No' mean 'No.' For whatever is more than these comes from the evil one."

So, how about you? Will you commit to yes or no, and throw away the maybes?

An entrepreneur for life, Jim Brangenberg has an expertise for working with small-business owners, focusing on profitability and employee relations. His God-given ability to ask the right questions lends itself well to his role as host of the iWork4Him radio program, the only daily faith and work radio program in America. Jim utilizes his networking expertise to arrange daily interviews with authors, workplace believers, and ministries that are connecting faith and work.

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