Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident, without being aggressive in order to prove a point. It is also communicating with others in a direct manner.
From our opening scripture, we see that being assertive is the ability to say exactly what you mean, and stand by that word. It is learning to stay true to your values and communicating such without ambiguity. This is a challenge for many persons.
For the fear of being perceived as rude or selfish, some persons allow themselves to be pressured into doing what they should not be doing. In being assertive, it is OK to say “No” to people’s requests sometimes, especially when such requests go against your values, or causes you to derail from what you have set out to achieve.
Many have remained stagnant, stayed in wrong relationships, or taken bad business decisions because they were not assertive, whereas an assertive person is confident to take decisions necessary to move to a new level.
Thus, to become assertive, you must learn to say Yes and No where applicable
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🙏 DAILY PRAYER GUIDE
Oh Lord my God, teach me to become stable and rooted in your Word, so I may be firm and assertive in my dealings, in Jesus Name.
🏞️ PRAYER FOR A NATION – NAMIBIA
The Church in Namibia is growing. Partnership between Churches are still a problem, but there are cases where denominations are starting to work together to reach the Northern parts and isolated areas of Namibia. As with many African countries, syncretism is a reality as many people mix their cultural practices with Christianity.
1. Prayer for the nation: Father in the name of Jesus, cause the believers in Namibia to shine as light, turning many unto righteousness, in the name of Jesus.
2. Prayer for the leaders: Father in the name of Jesus, we pray for the government of Namibia that it will favour the course of the Gospel in the nation, in Jesus Name.
🕍PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – (
Father, I ask today that there will be peace in Jerusalem and that your purposes be established in that city. Amen
💒 PRAYER FOR UNITY IN THE CHURCH
Father in the name of Jesus, we pray that the body of Christ will grow in the unity of the faith, thus, measuring unto the stature and fullness of Christ, in Jesus Name.
☄️ PRAYER FOR SOULS / REVIVAL
Father in the name of Jesus, we tear down every veil that is covering in the eyes of the unsaved in our city from seeing the light of Christ in Jesus name.
📚DAILY BIBLE STUDY
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