Mama and I were out shopping the other day and I ran across a T-shirt that said, "Just Say No". It resonated with me and brought back sweet memories of elementary school. Our district had a campaign (and yours might have,too) whose logo was "Just Say No". We had a "Just Say No" parade and everything. It was all about saying no to drugs and such. Obviously, it made somewhat of an impact - I remember it after all these years.
I liked the t-shirt. It brought back good memories. And "Just Say No" is a good message, right? Just say no to drugs. Just say no to impurity. Just say no to peer pressure. Just say no to temptation. And so on. But as I considered buying this cute little tee - I started thinking about all the things we shouldn't "Just Say No" to....
Things like giving, sharing, loving, obeying, caring, and sharing. Things like praying, believing, trusting, reaching out, and taking action. All things that we should say yes to - all the time.
I know. It's just a simple t-shirt and I shouldn't make it all profound. But it really did make me stop and think. .
There are temptations that from the get-go should just get the old "Just Say No."
But there are plenty of life's tests, where we should "Just Say Yes."
Sit and think about each one for a moment with me.
(P.S. I couldn't "Just Say No" to the cute little top. It is now hanging in my closet.)