WHEN IT IS GOOD BUT YOU HAVE TO SAY “NO”
A dear couple friend of mine reached out to me a few months into the work of ministry in Eruwa and informed me that they would be sending the tithe of either the husband or the wife to the ministry in Eruwa. I was overjoyed and very excited about it. I said a word of prayer for them.
At night while in prayer, the Lord told me to say “No”. It was a tough decision to make. I had to call and tell them. It was quite an emotional decision for me.
The Christian life is about absolute trust and obedience. The work of ministry is about prompt and complete obedience. There will be times it will be good but you would have to say “No”. There will be times it will be desirable but you would have to say “No”.
God’s training school always involves tests. You will go through the test of submission to His will. You will attend the class on humility. You will attend the class on service without thank you. You will attend the class on character shaping. You must not miss the class of moving and living by faith. All these classes are for your equipping and furnishing.
Many in scriptures that had a walk with God had good suggestions that they had to say “No” to. Abram had to say “No” to the suggestions of the King of Sodom. Moses had to say no to the kingly appearance of Pharaoh’s palace and the appeal of royalty. Jesus had to say “No” to the offer of kingship. The devil is always looking for subtle openings to tempt man.
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:24 – 27 KJV
What looks good today but God has asked you to say No to? It could be tough on the flesh but it is a training school for your spirit. The reward is sure.