11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
You have the power to say NO to things that can hurt you and hinder your life. You have the power to say NO to engaging in bad behavior and hanging out with the wrong crowd of people. And here's the truth for you today-the only way you can say NO to what hurts you is to say YES to the One who helps you!
We are waiting for the return of Christ who is coming back for a people that He has chosen. You are so important to Him and He longs for you to "purify" yourself and be ready. Be eager to do what is good.
So the next time the enemy of your soul tries to convince you to compromise your faith, to dial down your support of godly thing, to think more about yourself and others, to relax and give yourself a break; do what every sold out born-again believer needs to do to rise above the circumstances and live a victorious life....JUST SAY NO!