Friday, May 11, 2012

'No' is a complete sentence!

Jack Canfield says that we must learn to say no to the good so we can say yes to the great.

'No' is a complete sentence, I've been told.

When you focus on what God has gifted you to do, and invest in those types of endeavors, then you become productive rather than just busy!

Mind you, I'm not implying you "JUST SAY NO"... to doing the mundane... like dishes.
("Uhhh, yea...that's just not my gift!" may not cut it over in your house.)

If you're an artist, you need to create with your hands.
If you're a writer, create with your words.

Thank God Mozart composed music, rather than himself.
And Hemingway used his pen as a tool,
while Steve Jobs used Powerpoint as his.

We all have a function, like different parts of the body.

Romans 12:4-6
"In this way we are like the various parts of a human body.  Each part gets ts meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around.  The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people.  Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. 

But as a chopped off finger or cut off toe we wouldn't amount to much, would we?

So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, lets just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't."

How can you focus on being the best you?
An original.
Not a carbon copy.

1 comment:

  1. I have learned to have "Balance" not "Boundries" Think about that... "Boundries is such a harsh word, dont you think? Boundries-A line that marks the limits of an area. Boundries means I'm setting limits. I have conditions to my "no's" & "yes's"

    Balance-an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright & steady. Yes! we are to live like Jesus. We are commanded to through Scripture 1 John 2:6

    So if we set boundries the world will not see Jesus through our actions. If we choose to balance then we hold up and keep others steady to see Jesus's love through us.

    Lori, forgive me, I dont know where that came from! Lol The Holy Spirit is alive and active.