You will never lose when you obey God’s voice
In the midst of every temptation
God will always provide a choice

An alternative, a way out, a pathway… away from sin
Do you have the courage to say “No”
So you won’t fall into sin again

Ask yourself…what is the source of this tempting offer?
What are the consequences of this act?
Will you have to lay down all of your convictions…turning fallacy into fact?

Does the temptation require of you, to be disobedient to God?
Will you need an army of angels to poke you or to prod?
Or do you have the courage to say “No”…if the act goes against things of God?

We must say “No” to temptation
Become more aware of our disobedience to God
The consequences are always costly…when you agree with a wink and a nod!

Sometimes we hesistate for fear of rejection
Losing a relationship, or opportunity loss
Don’t forget these are the “worldly things” Jesus triumphed over on the cross!

Remember Jesus left His Holy Spirit
To help us stand against temptation
Our greatest defense is to cry out to God…speaking to Him through prayer and meditation

Trusting Him for our deliverance
Of past sin and present sin too
And to ask Him for the courage to say “No”

I will… will you?

Author: Marie Fitts

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Writer, Dog Lover, Grated in and Grateful, Child of the Most High God!

1 thought on “THE COURAGE TO SAY NO!”

  1. This is one message I will read over and over. So many things
    come to mind that really have a very simple answer…if
    only I had the patience to wait. thanks for sharing!!!

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