Have you ever uttered those words? I can remember playing in the backyard with my brother when I was a kid. You see, my brother is 5 years older than I am, so we would be outside playing some game and eventually he would use his size and age advantage to try and blow me out. Before he could get to whatever score we were playing to, I’d yell, “I QUIT!” and go into the house before he could beat me.
I QUIT are some of the most depressing words in the English language. Why do I say this, you ask? Because too often we shout these words and quit on things when we shouldn’t. For instance, I know people who have quit on their families, their relationships, their jobs, their health and overall well-being and some have even quit on God.
If you are a person who has ever spoken the words “I Quit” in reference to the things listed above, I want to challenge you to reconsider quitting. You’re right, I don’t know why you chose to quit, but I know with God’s help, we can overcome anything. God never gives us more than we are able to bear (I Corinthians 10:13). He will help us in our relationships with our family and friends, He will give us patience and strength in our jobs, He will help us in our efforts to be more healthy and He will walk beside us in our relationship with Him.
Friends, don’t quit, trust God to help you in all areas of your life when you feel like quitting.
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Now that’s Something to Think About!