Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just Say No

This is the telling title of an audio presentation I was able to listen to this month for The Gabby Moms.  Just Say No is Lorrie Flem's admonition to "say no" to the things that are not the most important in our lives.  As usual, Lorrie, of Eternal Encouragement magazine, assures us that she is not here to condemn, but to encourage us as she is in the exact same position as we are, just learning.  But I am grateful she is able to share the wisdom she has gleaned over the years.

Lorrie goes over 10 ways to just say no, or to determine if you should just say no to more obligations.  One of my favorites is her encouragement to look at what we are asked to do by others, and see if it has an eternal impact.  Another point she made is that we should never just say "yes" on the spot, but tell a person who is asking us to do something, "Maybe", "I'll pray about it", OR we could just say "No" right then and there.  Lorrie explains that if we do say No initially, but later tell someone we changed our minds and are now able to help, that is better than initially saying yes and then not being able to fulfill the commitment we made.

If you tend to over-commit yourself and feel guilty saying no (like I sometimes do), this is definitely an audio to listen to.  You can download it at the Eternal Encouragement website.

Be blessed.

I reviewed this product for free for The Gabby Moms program, but my opinions expressed here are completely my own, honest opinions. 

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  1. Your review is so true, Mrs. Q! ;-)

  2. It's great how Lorrie shares her mistakes with us so we can learn and not make the same ones :)
    Thanks for the review

  3. Mrs Q.,

    This definitely seems to be a helpful book to listen too. Thanks. I will try to download it.


    Mrs. A

  4. I liked that part about not saying yes or no right away too. I try to say that I need to pray about answers first, and surprisingly no one has faulted me for that!


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