How do you decide whether or not to throw in the towel when a situation feels hopeless?
Recently I found myself in that place. I didn’t have any fight left and I was ready to quit on something in my life. There were some good circumstantial reasons to do just that and be justified. I found myself face to face with the question:
“Will I quit? Is this the point where I just can’t anymore in this situation?”
That week as I was struggling, I opened a new book that I didn’t know much about. The book was Looking for Lovely. I did the book study with friends, and it was admittedly chosen a lot for the fact that it has a beautiful cover. See?
The first paragraph was about persevering and not quitting. It’s actually what the whole entire book is about that I would study almost daily over the next six weeks.
Every day as I filled in the blanks and read the verses, I was reminded of why we persevere, how it develops character and how we can remain hopeful. There is no doubt in my mind that these weeks were chosen by God for me to be focusing on this concept.
Sometimes we can find peace in quitting something as God releases us from one thing and into another. But in this season, God tells me not to quit.
Don’t quit just because it’s hard.
Don’t quit just because there are dark days.
Persevere because of the character it builds and the hope that is coming.