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So You Want to Quit?

I will never give up, because God is on my side.
We all want to throw in the towel every now and then.

It's a regular emotion to get over burdened and overloaded with life's issues. I don't know anyone who never wanted to quit something. Do you? I'm not saying they actually quit, I'm saying they wanted to quit. So wanting to and doing it are two entirely different things.

Last January I had to take my fitness test. The running part of it was the hardest, because I wasn't running that much to stay in shape. I was in ok shape, but I had a ways to go still. After about 10 minutes into the run I wanted to stop, because I realized I had started out too fast and I wasn't in that kind of shape. After every step I thought really hard about quitting and then I thought again, ok if I quit now I will be further away from my goal of finishing. My body hurt, my head was throbbing, and that finish line didn't seem like it would ever come. The thought of starting all over again was even more painful, so I decided to continue. I prayed and prayed as I was having a conversation with Jesus. I finally finished the run and when I was given my time I was elated, but happy it was finally over. I was in pain, but it was over thank God. I had finished. The race was done, but not without a price, not without a cost. Was it worth it? Was it expensive? Yes and yes. As I walked back to my car and later that day on my way home, I was reminded of what the word of God says about success. We already have success, we already have the win, we just need to walk into it. In other words that run was already mine and I had already finished it successfully. I just had to show up, put in the work, and enjoy the success. I didn't quit, but I'm telling you I wanted to almost every step of the way.

Don't quit, because the bullseye is right ahead of you. The win is already yours. The race is already won. None of it will be easy though and "once you learn to quit it becomes a habit." ~Vince Lombardi~

Finish it, because you can do it.


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