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When God Says No

When you hear the word “No,” what typically comes to your mind? I know in the past for me, this two-letter word would remind me of disappointments, setbacks, or just a feeling of not being able to get the things I thought I wanted at the time. What if I told you that the whole time we had the wrong idea of the word “no?” What if I told you that readjusting the way that you receive this word could change your whole life?

You see as long as you are equating “No” to something negative, you will never fully appreciate the beauty in this word. You will never understand the power in this word. You will never fully overcome self-doubt deep within yourself until you understand that “No” doesn’t always have to mean you’re not good enough. It could simply mean sometimes that you are not ready yet.

One of the first things we should do when we are having a feeling of doubt is become comfortable with the notion that the word “No” is hardly ever the worst word you can hear. Most times it’s your protection and preparation for what’s to come. Trust in God’s timing and have faith that He knows what’s best for your life.

Even as I type these words, I can’t help but show gratitude for where I am in life in regards to my career, relationships, and overall mental growth. I was the girl who always aimed to treat people right and do my best in everything I did, so I wasn’t used to the word “No.” I viewed “Yes” as my reward for trying to do what’s right. God had to humble me big time when I starting in the workforce and thought my adult life would go just as smoothly for me as my childhood and teenage years. As I look back, I am now able to acknowledge how strategic God was in my life and how He allowed me to go through certain situations to get me to the point that I am right now. I want this feeling for everyone, but we have to readjust our minds when it comes to this word and embrace the challenges and setbacks as a sort of training for the ultimate job which is fulfilling the purpose for each of our lives.

Rest on this. If you never experience disappointment, you wouldn’t be as grateful for the opportunities. We all have stories and things we’ve had to overcome so I know many of you can relate to this. If you would like to hear more about my journey and how I was able to overcome my setbacks and overcoming the “No”, feel free to purchase my new book entitled, “Faithfully Conquering Self-Doubt.” No matter what steps you take, I pray for continued growth, perseverance, and more importantly faith in God that He is the expert in your life and He knows what He is doing. Be blessed everyone.

~Conniea P

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