Acts 2:1-11; Psalms 104:1,24,29-31,34; I Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23
Have you ever noticed how often you say “No”? Not just to things that you should say no to, but to fresh ideas, new possibilities and the chance to make unexpected discoveries? Whenever you say “No” to life, you miss an opportunity: to discover something new, to try something you haven’t tried before, to learn and grow, to find some aspect of yourself or others that you missed before. You miss an opportunity to start afresh with an interest, a project or even your life’s true calling.
Of course it’s silly to think you can say “Yes” to everything, but you could almost certainly say “Yes” to more than you do. Listen to yourself. When someone invites you to join them in something they love and that you haven’t ever tried, what do you say? Do you take the chance to try it? Or do you politely turn them down because your time is too precious to waste — or because you are too timid…