There are certain seasons that we go through, in life where we have to say “no” in order to grow. No, I am not gonna keep entertaining my hinderances. I have to say no this time. I may lose some friends, but I will gain focus. My phone may stop ringing bc I don’t wanna gossip, but that’s ok, bc The Lord is placing words of encouragement in my mouth! I can’t put down & build up with the same tongue. No, I’m not texting him back. My simple response is a set up for a night over. No, I will no longer give myself to you. I’m unavailable this time and the next. You may lose interest in me, but that’s cool. You weren’t investing in me anyway. The choices I make right now determine my future. I can’t afford to keep clubbing, my calling is at stake. I can’t keep depending on my friends to do right, my destiny is attached to my decisions. I decide to be a leader. I decide to be the light in darkness. I decide to make connections with people that will bring purpose into my life. Right now, I have to say no. I’m not saying I think I’m better than you. I don’t know where you are in life or where you plan to be, but appeasing you won’t help me. Feeding my flesh won’t help me. You may not understand, bc our walk is not the same. You haven’t been through what I’ve been through. There’s some things you can do, some places you can go, but I can’t. I can’t hang out, bc I’ve gotta spend time with God. He’s doing something new in me. I can’t miss out on this level up. I can’t afford to keep failing the test. I’ve gotta say no this time, bc my soul depends on it. Someone, somewhere is counting on me to lead by example. Fortunately, this time I’m not afraid to say no.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You are welcome here. Be the ruler of my life. I’ve tried to fix things on my own. I’ve tried to monitor the things I do, by saying “I can handle it.” “This won’t get me off track.” Lord, I humble myself before You, & admit to You that I need Your help. Forgive me for my selfish ways. Lord, go deep into my heart & cleanse me of my unforgiveness. Cleanse me of my evil motives, & fill my heart with Your love. Awaken my spirit & allow me to dream again, to have hope again. Remind me that my past does not determine my future. I decide right now to follow you & not worry about who’s coming with me. Lord, I speak peace over my mind, during this process. I pray for an obedient spirit. One that will move when You say move. I ask that You guide my every footstep. Be with me, Lord, in those trying times when my flesh will rise & attempt to take dominion over my life. I speak DEATH to that very thing that will come & try to get me off track & destroy me. In the name of Jesus, it dies TODAY! May Your spirit LIVE in me & have authority over my life. I am not perfect, so I move me out of the way, & ask for more of You. Help me to live out the life You have planned for me. Give me the wisdom & discernment to know what will hinder me & what will help me to grow. Lord, I pray these things with expectancy & BELIEF that YOU will get the job done! In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Scriptures to live by:
- Isaiah 1:19 (AMP)
- James 3:10-12 (NLT)
- Romans 8:5-7 (NLT)
- 2 Peter 1:8 (NLT)
- Psalm 51- perfect prayer of repentance!