The convention began with a sequence of life experiences, ranging from inner turmoil and panic attacks to health conditions. However, beyond the experiences faced by each individual who testified, they all showed the example of the power of saying and believing in “No More.”
An important lesson that needs to be applied is to know the power of saying “NO”. People who say “yes” to many things usually don’t know what they are getting themselves into. They are known as “crowd pleasers,” and don’t know how to utilise the power of saying “no”. Do not regard “no” as a word of negative response, but as a powerful skill, which shows that the person can stand their ground and knows what they believe in. They have no interest in pleasing others whilst disregarding their own beliefs.
However, not everyone who says “no” to their problems is truly saying no, as their actions will end up speaking louder. Whatever problem or situation to which you say “no more,” has some sort of “lie detector.” A lie detector is an instrument for determining whether a person is telling the truth by testing for physiological changes, considered to be associated with lying.
For example, a person could say “no more” to the problems they are facing only because they feel like doing so at that moment, but do not keep their word to solve those life problems in the days that follow.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
“Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no,’ ‘no,” as written in Matthew 5:37, is one of the greatest examples of keeping your word.
Some say “no” when they mean “maybe” or “not really.” By saying yes when you should say “no”, cripples the most important relationship of your life — the relationship between you and you, then you lose confidence in defending your beliefs and character. So, this is what is required when reacting to the problems or difficulties we face: The attitude of no acceptance and fed-upness. Then with a fed up state of mind, add the Name, which makes anything possible: Jesus.
The well-known account of Jesus calming a storm on the Sea of Galilee provides great understanding for exercising faith in difficult situations.
What happened to that lame man, shows what the “No More” and the name of Jesus combination can do.
“Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and anklebones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them – walking, leaping, and praising God.” (Acts 3:6-8)
The same thing can happen to you today, if you begin to believe in the name of God: Jesus, and are fed up with your situation to the point of tolerance that reaches the level of “No More!”.
Join us for the 14-day challenge to say “No More” to the problems and difficulties burdening your life. It is a total of 7 Fridays and 7 Sundays chain of Prayer dedicated to this purpose.
For more info on how to take part please visit your local UCKG HelpCentre or call our 24hr helpline on 020 7686 6000.