Just say “NO”

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:14

When the flesh asks — just say “no”.

When the flesh demands – just say “no”.

When the flesh screams – just scream “no”.

In dozens, if not hundreds, of ways every day the flesh makes itself known – often subtle ways – an extra scoop of ice cream, an extra half hour of TV, a short temper, a lazy spirit, choosing my way over God’s way.

Just saying “no” can be simple when practiced often enough to train my flesh that it’s NOT Lord over me. But it will not always take “no” for an answer. Our flesh may start demanding its own way and even, sometimes, scream like an unruly child. Remain calm and scream back (silently) – “NO”

Just say “NO”.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God in your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.” – Matt Chandler

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