The Most Important Word

In many cases, the word “no” is more important than the word “yes.”

To say “yes” to the best things, you’ll have to learn to say “no” to the good things.

In ministry, you will be overwhelmed with many good opportunities. But if you say “yes” to all of them, one day you won’t be able to say “yes” to the most important things.

If you say "yes" to every invitation to dinner or every chance to host a workshop, you may be too emotionally and physically exhausted to say "yes" to the speaking engagement of your dreams.

Just because you could do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.

Protect your time, your family's time, your ministry's resources, and your passion. It may sound odd, but if you want to do more in the long run to make an impact for Christ, it often starts with getting comfortable with the word “no.”

What we've learned:

Be choosy with your time, passion, and energy. To be able to say "yes" to what's truly rare and valuable, say "no" to some of the things that are more routine.

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