Don't Quit

Bill Brinkworth

Too many quit, or want to quit when the going gets rough. In most cases, one never really quits the problem, he just runs away from it. The dilemma is still there. Quitters are everywhere:

It usually is easy to walk away from an uncomfortable situation. It does takes not character, intelligence, or common sense to run away when the way gets tough. Rarely is anything solved by quitting. There will always be problems in life. Unsolved problems have a way of following us wherever we go.

Many take their quitting life-style and try to apply it to their spiritual lives. Here are several reasons why one cannot quit on God:

You cannot quit being a Christian : Once a true Christian, always a Christian. You did not earn it. It was a free gift of salvation, given if you trusted Jesus’ finished work on the cross as payment for all your sins. However, too many quit being Christ-like.
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” John 10:28-29

 You cannot quit, because the enemy has nothing to offer. There are only two sides – Satan’s and God’s. If are truly saved by faith, you cannot get unsaved and be on the loser’s side.
"W herefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

You cannot quit, because victory may be just around the corner. Troubles and tribulations are part of the school of life. You may be very close to passing the “test” and going onto life’s next lesson. Do not quit now.
“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” II Timothy 4:18

You cannot quit when you make a mistake. Just get back in the saddle, and try again.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39

You cannot quit now; you will miss the harvest. Maybe one day your problem will be over, and you will reap a blessing from the tribulation. Maybe it will be tomorrow or the day after. Spiritual fruit does not come the day it is planted.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corithians 15:58 Also: John 15:4

Life is many times very difficult. If you are a Christian, you are on the winning side. Do not quit now. Victory is possible, and it is a blessing when it is achieved.


This lesson was featured in The Bible View #124.

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