Don't Quit

Galatians 6:9

Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. While growing up I was introduced to the cruelties of neighborhood children when it came to playing games. I was always the last one chosen to be on a team whether it was softball, football, basketball, or even tag! If I became angry or frustrated and decided to go home the rest of the kids would begin to chant something like this: "Quitter! Quitter! Go home today we don't want you anyway!" That would usually be all that it took to make me determine that I wouldn't quit ... no matter what would happen. I have tried to encourage my boys not to quit, but to finish whatever they start.

Now that I am somewhat older, and perhaps a little bit wiser, I have learned that there are times when we ought to quit. When we find that we are headed in the wrong direction we need to quit!

When we find that we are involved in something that is not in accordance with the will of God for our lives then we ought to quit! There are other times that we may think that we have a right to quit! We grow weary in the work, we aren't appreciated by others, or we feel that we are treated unjustly. Don't quit!

To quit means to give up, to relinquish, to put aside, to discontinue, to cease to perform. It is sad to think of quitting in any situation, but it is doubly sad for those who quit in their service to God! Don't quit!

I. Don't Quit in Prayer.

II. Don't Quit In Service.

III. Don't Quit in Love.

Don't quit! Someone once said, "If Columbus had turned back no one would have blamed him; but no one would have remembered him either." The margin between success and failure is often determined by one's decision not to quit. Success and failure are relative terms. What might be termed a failure by the world's standards may be a glowing success in God's eyes. Don't quit praying, don't quit serving, and don't quit loving.

If you are here this morning and you have never placed your faith in Christ, may I invite you to come today, trust the Lord, and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? He hasn't quit loving you…and He won't! Come to Him today!

2Pe 3:9 The Lord is … is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.