Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. Matthew 5: 37
You have a YES and a NO. In the Spirit-led life, we will use both. There will be many NO's in order to receive God's yes and to walk in His spirit, Kingdom and ways.
Don't allow pressure, fear and man-pleasing to steal your NO. Don't allow manipulators to steal your no through seduction, manipulation, guilt or fear. You have a YES AND a NO....both are from God. With your will- there is a divine mandate to choose.
Choose this day who you will serve. (Joshua 24:15) God does not violate your choice but others will often. People will attempt to influence you and direct your choices. But we can be free from man-pleasing in order to say YES to the Holy Spirit alone and the peace He puts in our hearts. You have choice. You have a will! Don't be afraid to use them! Many people have challenges with being too rigid with their choices or afraid to make the wrong one. But your Heavenly Father is patient. He knows that you are learning to walk in His ways.
The Bible tells us that we have our senses trained to discern good and evil...this means we will be given many choices and chances to choose the good or the bad.
Ask Holy Spirit for wisdom, listen for His peace, build upon His Word and you can be more confident of a Holy Spirit led choice.
Say yes to hope, love, healing, Jesus and HIs Kingdom being released in you and through you. Say NO to lies of the enemy, sinful patterns, hopelessness, confusion, and every weight that would block your intimacy with Jesus.! Say YES to Jesus- today and every day and watch Him shine through you!
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (ESV)