[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″]Quitting is the easiest thing you will ever do. It takes almost no effort at all, and if you are weak in the soulish arena, then you will find yourself quitting on a fairly regular basis.[/x_custom_headline]
This explains why so many will so easily discard their marriages, splitting up a home and leaving their kids without the stability of a biblically ordained home life. It explains why people give up on their jobs, their careers, and their education. And it also explains why so many Christians abandon their church, their pastor, their ministry or ministry assignments, and so much more.
In fact, some people have such a habit of quitting, that it has now become a mindset, a stronghold that impacts their life the way a leash does a dog. They are held back and come up short in the things that matter in life, all because they have a quitter’s mentality.
I hope that nothing you’ve read above describes you, but if it does there is hope, and you can turn this all around. And you begin turning it around by developing confidence in God and in His promises.
Because if you lack confidence in God, and that He will do exactly what He said He would do in your life, then the pressures and problems of life will get too much for you, and the habit of giving up will remain as part of your life’s testimony.
Here is an awesome scripture that will help you understand what I mean.
[x_blockquote cite=”Hebrews 10:35 NASU” type=”left”]“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.”[/x_blockquote]
When you have confidence in God and His promises it makes you bold! And that bold, courageous, spirit of a conqueror, causes you to look the enemy in the eye and declare, “I will not quit, and I will not be moved.” So then, to cast away your confidence is the same as tossing aside your boldness and courage. And once that happens, you are doomed for failure and defeat.
Another thing to consider is that when you throw away your confidence and boldness, you will by default become a coward. And cowards always quit. Cowards always run away. Cowards will throw down their weapons in the middle of the battle and run away as fast as they can.
So to put this in perspective, if you take on the nature of a coward, because you have tossed out your confidence, you won’t fight the good fight of faith for your healing, but will instead give up on your faith and let the devil win.
This same thing can be said about fighting the good fight of faith for your financial needs to be met, the answers and wisdom you need to get through a difficult place or make a major decision, as well as gaining victory in your marriage, family and all other relationships in your life.
Quitting is the way of a coward! It’s what they do when the going gets rough, when the storm is fierce, and when the enemy’s threats are booming in their ears. But the Lord Jesus Christ did not redeem you and wash you from your sins in His own blood for you to be a coward. He intends for you to be a conqueror!
But to be a conqueror and not quit you are going to have to renew your mind to the Word of God (See Romans 12:1-2). Because before someone quits on the outside, they have already quit on the inside, and lost the battle in their mind.
[highlight]I am ashamed to say that this very thing happened to me awhile back, and it gave me first-hand insight as to how becoming a quitter mentally impacted me physically.[/highlight]
Let me explain a bit more of what I mean by giving you a personal example.
My wife and I have a personal trainer named Ana, who is also a member of the church we pastor. Ana meets with us a couple times a week to train us, and the remainder of the week she emails us with our workout schedule for each day. On one of these days awhile back, her email included a particular exercise that I found especially challenging. In fact, for whatever reason, it is my least favorite exercise.
On this particular day I was assigned for my workout regimen to do a specific number of these exercises, as well as a list of other exercises, for three rounds each. On the first round, I was mentally grumbling about doing them, not out loud, just in my thoughts, but I pressed through it. On the second round, when I got to that particular exercise, my thoughts were even more negative, and I barely accomplished that exercise that round.
Then by the third and final round, I finished every other exercise, with the exception of the exercise that I had already mentally given up on. You see, I had quit on the inside and once I did, all the strength I had was now gone, and I failed in my assignment.
Later in the day, I began to reflect on the situation with this exercise, and how I had responded mentally to it. I realized that I had cast away my confidence, and that it had made a quitter out of me. So instead of experiencing the joy of accomplishment, I instead was faced with why I had failed.
[highlight]But you don’t have to be a quitter. In fact, why should you quit now, when you’ve fought so hard to get where you are?[/highlight]
So here is something you must take away from this if you want to break the habit of quitting. Don’t cast away your confidence and boldness in Christ Jesus, no matter what. Stay at it, don’t look back, and keep marching forward towards the manifestation of what God promised. Because you will always be glad that you did.