If you’ve got a calling on your life (and I believe that we all do), there are going to be times you want to quit because it feels too difficult.
Whether it’s a call to stay in your marriage, write a book, become a doctor, join the military, learn another language, or get free from your past, you’re going to face days that make you want to not only throw in the towel, but stomp its ever-loving terrycloth loops to smithereens. (Ahem.)
I’m convinced that, more than anything else, the enemy simply wants us to quit.
I know, because I’ve been the target of those feelings many times. I’ve thrown in the towel, stomped on it, and tossed it right out the window. I flat-out gave up and told God I just couldn’t do it anymore.
Which is right where the enemy wants us.
If we can be convinced that it’s too hard, that we’ll never make it, that it’s no use, well, he’s won. And we will miss our God-given destinies. Just knowing that helps us keep things in perspective.
When we feel strongly tempted to quit, we would be wise to do three simple—but powerful—things:
1. Pray. Get raw-honest with God—He knows how you feel anyway. Then ask Him to help you not to quit. It’s really that simple. And don’t ask just once. Keep asking. (See Matthew 7:7)
2. Sing. I know, singing is probably the last thing on your mind when you’re in a towel-tossing fit. But when we dare to worship God in the middle of our ugly, His beauty rushes in and transforms our hearts like nothing else.
3. Absorb. Scripture is not mere words on paper. It’s living and active and it accomplishes all that God intends. Declaring and agreeing with God’s word is the supernatural boost that will enable us to keep going strong. I’m so convinced of this that I’ve created a new printable, 7 Scriptures To Keep You Going Strong. Get your copy by CLICKING HERE.
Whether you're about to quietly give up or you’re on the verge of a towel-stomping, tossing, quit-fit, leave me a comment and I'll pray for you. I treasure your comments and pray over every one.
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