Yes, I know I shouldn’t be having this conversation, but it’s okay to say no! You’re nobody “Yes” person all the time. You’re not a pushover, a punching bag or a person who other people use or take advantage of.
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You Are A Person & Human Being So It’s Okay to Say No
Therefore, you are created in God’s very own image and you are not a do person or another person doormat. Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Stop Saying Yes to Everyone & Everything
As a matter of fact, you are now a new person in Christ, so you will not be used or taken advantage of anymore. Equally important, it’s time to put yourself first. Stop saying yes to everything, thinking you don’t want to hurt others feelings. Trust me, they simply do not care about yours but only want to use you. Oh but wait, you can’t help it, you have a good heart and you love helping people.
It’s okay to help people but you’re not supposed to enable them. Now you’re finally realizing that it’s okay to say no. Start setting boundaries and be around safe people that will not take advantage of your kindness or good heart. Not to mention you must learn how to protect yourself from getting hurt repeatedly. To put it differently, you must learn how to have healthy, better relationships with people.
Stop Being So Nice & Kind Hearted to People Who Doesn’t Deserve it
In order words, I know this goes back to when you were a kid or in Kindergarten where it says treat people the way you want to be treated. To put it another way, not everyone is raised the same way or even nice. So stop being nice to people who keep hurting you! Simply, they do not deserve your kindness or good heart. At this point you should know it’s okay to say no.
Learn How to Say No & Mean it
By this time, you know it’s okay to say no, you don’t have to do anything that you do not want to do. It doesn’t matter who gets mad or not, you do not have to say yes. Now it’s time to realize how important you and you matter. Remember you are here for a purpose, God loves you so much and He doesn’t want anyone to use or take advantage of His Children.
To demonstrate, if someone asks you for money, of course, this person never pays you back. It’s okay to say no, or if someone always wants you to do something for them but whenever you need help you can never find them. It’s okay to say no to that person. However, what about the person that always wants you to go out to eat with them but you’re the one that is always paying for their food and yours. With this in mind, they will always do these things until you put a stop to it yourself.
It’s Time To Live Life on Your Own Terms
Under theses circumstances, you must deny others access to you. No longer will they be able to reach you if they you to do something with no return. You are a very important person, you matter so always remember it’s okay to say no. From this day forward, you will always be kind to yourself and put yourself first according to your own needs or conditions in life.