No to K’no’w

There are tons of memes on Instagram and Twitter about what happens when you tell a spoiled girl ‘no’. The memes portray her as throwing hissy fits, pouting, and having an attitude until she gets what she wants. But it’s not just spoiled girls who do it. In reality, none of us want to be told ‘no’. None of us want to face rejection or denial. We want what we feel we ”deserve”. Because what we want equates to our success. It defines how we feel about ourselves. What we want defines what others will think about us. Isn’t it crazy how one ‘no’ can change the course of our life as we know it?

I’ll be honest and say I don’t take ‘no’s too well. I like the feeling that “yes” gives me. I like feeling as if I’m in control, and I have things under control. But I don’t. I’m starting to realize that ‘no’ doesn’t mean the end. It doesn’t mean I wont ever get my dream internship. It doesn’t mean that I’ll never have the man of my dreams. It doesn’t mean that I won’t ever get that scholarship. Instead, no means new. New opportunity for a new mindset. A new opportunity to apply for other things. A new opportunity to redirect your focus. And please don’t think that no experience means you’ll never get the opportunity to get experience. Don’t believe the hype that you are behind. You are EXACTLY where you’re supposed to be.

Instead of focusing on all the ‘no’s’ in your life, start focusing on what you K’NO’W. K’NO’W that God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that you could ever ask or think. K’NO’W that He won’t ever leave or forsake you. And K’NO’W that He won’t forsake His plans or purpose for your life. K’NO’W that God can do anything and everything but fail. K’NO’W that it is all working for your good (even the things we don’t see as good). Lastly, K’NO’W that God loves you more than you can even imagine in your wildest dreams.

 

I love you,

Cherise Nicole

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One thought on “No to K’no’w

  1. Daughter, so glad that you understand the difference between someone telling you know and who you actually know. No is a form of rejection that provides direction for your next opportunity, a new opportunity. In this thing we call life we need to manage our no’s and our yes’s — either way it’s an opportunity to learn and become better. Today was a growth moment — you can out stronger and wiser. Love you.

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