Quit ~ to stop, cease, or discontinue
Ever wish you could?
Homeschooling moms get weary and dream about quitting this daily routine and instead send their child (even for a day) someplace – anyplace else to receive their education. Wives discover a husband who has been unfaithful and wish they could quit on this relationship, thinking they’d be better off alone. Sunday school teachers sigh and think they should quit on Monday morning after they review the previous day and all the blunders they made while sharing the lesson with their class. Mommies want to quit after a discouraging day of disciplining. Employees get weary of the inner office struggles and daydream about taking a walk out the door. Housewives weary of the endless messes, laundry and meals before them and imagine exchanging it all for solace on a remote beach.
Hard things make us want to quit. But it’s the hard things that really make us stronger. But the strength doesn’t come from our inner self as the world tells us – it comes from Christ. Paul said, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” II Corinthians 12:10 The hard things before you today might not necessarily be a spiritual battle, but if you quit the responsibility or relationship God has given you, you are not just discontinuing in the hardship, you are quitting on God.
He is bigger than your hardship.
He wants to equip you to homeschool, Mom.
He wants to love your husband through you, wife.
He wants to teach you, then teach through you, Sunday school teacher.
He wants to discipline you so you can discipline your children, Mommies.
He wants to shine through you to your coworkers, employee.
He wants to show you how to serve by His example, housewife.
Before you quit, open God’s Word. Bow before Him in prayer. Seek Him. Seek His strength. Then get up and take pleasure in the hard things, because in your weakness you are made strong.
I’m truly not sure why the Lord put this on my heart for today, but if you’re at the point of wanting to quit, it was for you. God loves you that much.