It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions. Titus 2:12

This is the age when people want us to build character: “Character Counts.” We want our children to learn good character traits and be able to apply them at the opportune time. There is little question that bringing character into play in our world would be a move in the fight direction.

The D.A.R.E. programs attempt to teach our children to “just say ‘no’”  They are talking about tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Again this is a supper idea.

Learning to say “no” may not be that difficult if we could learn to say “yes” to the right things.  Learning to set priorities is a must if we and our children are ever to make a success out of living.  Saying yes to the right things doesn’t leave as much room to necessitate saying a lot of “nos.”

In a most unusual way the grace of God teaches us to say “no” to the things that lead away from God and “Yes” to the things that lead to God.  By doing this we can overcome the worldly passions and streets of desire that drown men in perdition.  Losing priorities can make us go after thins that end in destructive lives and dead in streets. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. (I Timothy 6:9)

When we say “yes” to the important things we will say “no” to the less important things that clamor for our attention.  We are always saying “no” to something.  We must learn to say “yes” to the better things of life and the “nos” will come easier.

Having trouble saying “yes” to the more important things in life?  It might be time for you to let the Lord come in and make a difference in your day.