There are many reasons why you should QUIT!

Our training says never quit, and there’s plenty of room for that truth.

But quitting should always be an option to consider. There are times quitting something has a great outcome.

Can you hear your parents say, never quit?

There are things you should quit, and some things you should never quit.

One author said, we need to quit:

  • Trying to please everyone
  • Fearing change
  • Living in the past
  • Overthinking
  • Being afraid to be different
  • Sacrificing your happiness for others
  • Thinking you’re not good enough
  • Assuming you have no purpose

There are some things we need to let go of.

Things like:

  • complaining
  • whining
  • gossiping

Giving up complaining, whining, and gossiping is a win. Then there are things we should never quit.

Things like prayer, gratefulness, encouraging others, and brushing our teeth.

Jennifer Hatchigan said, “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.”

Times to quit

Life initiates things to quit. Quitting certain things is necessary to move forward to better opportunities. Some seasons force us to quit things that we once would never consider-things like friendships. Friendships are not forever. Some friendships are seasonal.

There are always new seasons.

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18–19, NKJV)

God leads us to new places and doing new things for Him. It may seem odd to give up something good.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”

– Tao Te Ching

But we must remember that something best rarely resembles something that looks good.

Good is like silver, and the best is like gold.

Moving from good to great will demand that we sacrifice the good things to get to the BEST! God will order new steps in new seasons. Sometimes promotions resemble demotions.

Letting go of the familiar means grabbing uncertainty. This is not easy for some. Letting go creates a test for many.

Laura McDonnel said, You always get tested the most before you progress to the next level. What if part of your story is incomplete? What if you are rounding the corner to something amazing?

When God is involved, “amazing” is always in the equation. God does exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever think. God is amazing all by Himself. Following God is a journey of ups and downs. In the up times, we have grace. In the “downtimes,” we have grace.

And grace is always sufficient, and God still supplies all our needs.

Make it personal

In my ministry, I have changed positions several times. Every change demanded letting go of things secure and step into the unsure. On several occasions, I left a sure paycheck for no guaranteed salary.

We once moved 200 miles with 11 cents in our pocket and no job. I am not saying moving with eleven cents is a good idea. It was just the way it came out. We sold our home, and at the close, we were surprised with unusual and unknown costs and fees. It was challenging for sure. But God supplied all our needs.

New doors open wide when we chose to let go of the familiar and take an unfamiliar road.

Angel Chernoff said, one of the most powerful moments in life happens when you find the courage to let go of what can’t be changed. Because when you are no longer able to change a situation, you are challenged to change yourself — to grow beyond the unchangeable. And that changes everything.

I am ready for change. Are you?

Many consider what to start doing.

You and I must consider what we should stop doing!

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