We all have been tempted to quit. We all have times have felt, “I’ve had enough.” To walk away from the difficulties, the emotional stress, the financial burdens, the isolation, the demands of life: family, job…sometimes we talk ourselves into thinking that it would just be easier to quit. It would! It really would be easier to quit and walk away but you were made for better.
Even Jesus was tempted to quit. When you read Matthew, chapter 4, you see Jesus being tempted by the devil to question God. He questioned God, He questioned Himself (the same thing really). He questioned His calling, He questioned His purpose and He even questioned His future.
Life is full of highs and lows. We celebrate one day and we are down in the dumps the next. We all struggle with feelings of defeat. We all have had that towel in our hands, ready to release it.
Did you notice when Jesus faced His temptation to quit, it was at the same point in His life that it is in ours – it is in the desert. Jesus wasn’t alone in His desert experience. Moses was there, Elijah was there, Jonah was thee, Isaiah was there, Paul was there …and you and I will be there.
Don’t make any major decisions when you are in the desert. God has a plan, even in the midst of your season of doubt, frustration and towel throwing. Stay the course. Jesus defeated the enemy and conquered death, hell, the grave and quitting.
So you don’t have to throw in the towel. Instead, use it to wipe the sweat off your face and forge ahead.
Don’t throw in the towel…