- You say "yes" when you want to say "no" because of other's thoughts or opinions.
- You care more about other's opinions more than what God is calling to or even your own mental health or well being.
- You say "yes" because you are afraid of seeming "left out" to others or society (example: not being included in event photos on social media).
When you begin to feel this way, call out those feelings and name them. Self reflection is not always easy, but it is often a way the Holy Spirit speaks to you. The Lord has equipped you with the skills, experiences and knowledge to do His will in every situation. When you feel left out, remember you have been chosen by God to be a part of his family. When the opinions of others are louder than God's calling, remember who has your best interest at heart. When you're afraid of being left behind, remember you weren't meant for this world anyways.
What is stopping you from saying yes to God?
What is one practical way you can say no?