Sometimes one must bow out...if ever so ungracefully. We have often heard that quitters never win, but that simply isn't true, is it???
Have you ever seen someone completely exhausted, burned-out, weary, and tired to the point of being ineffective? That person should have quit while ahead!
Have you met someone who's heart has been shattered, but refuses to take time to grieve properly? That person should take a break to heal.
Have you heard of disaster in personal finance, moral decline or even failing health, but neglected to make proper steps at digging back out of the trap they had caused for themselves? They will never find success while denying the failures at hand.
You see, most people believe that to quit is always the wrong choice, no matter what circumstance may be at hand. Truth is, if your situation is more than you can bear, is weighing heavy against what scripture says, or you know in your heart to be leading to disaster, please QUIT!!!!!!!!!!
Now, I am not saying to "give up" by any means. With Christ, ALL things are possible.
But, consider taking a step (or two or ten) back, and re-examine priorities, goals, and reality once more. You may find you began the journey you are on- for other's expectations, or for haughty personal gain, or maybe simply the season of that event is simply passing.
There should be no shame in saying, "I'm tired, I must rest."
There should be no condemnation is admitting, "I should never have put myself in this dilemma to begin with."
There should be no guilt in acknowledging "A very good season of life is at an end, and I am tired of striving to keep the door open, when clearly, another must take the torch."
Maybe all of this is gibberish to you. That just means, it is not for you. Maybe it is just the ramblings of a weary momma who needs a bit of extra rest tonight. But if something deep inside you longs for rest that does not come by simply not setting your alarm clock....the kind of rest that bring peace, relief, calm, tranquility, I beg you to step back and see what it is that you are missing...It may just be that you need to quit something.
Quitting is not always a bad thing. Sometimes it IS the open door you've been praying for!!!