When You Want to Quit

Let’s face it, just being alive is hard work sometimes. Add in being a mom, a wife, a business owner, a mentor, a leader … The list goes on. Things can get HARD. Life is a journey and there will be valleys and mountains.

Today I was reminded of this. Today we started our “Finding Your Summit Boot Camp” with our Qfit program. Not only did I set a goal to walk 1.5-2 miles (minimum) a day, but we also have a boot camp workout. The walk this morning was nice and I was able to enjoy it with my 5-year-old. “I got this, this isn’t that bad” … Then I did the workout later. Ouch. I wasn’t even halfway through and wanted to quit. Just right there, throw in the towel. I am understanding why this is a partnership challenge. I pushed through. I was reminded of just putting one foot forward, then another, then another, until I finished strong. And I did.

How many times in life do we have to do this? Where we have to trust God and lean on Him for all our strength? Just putting one foot forward, usually in a leap of faith, and having Jesus walking with us. Sometimes He even carries us through those really deep times.

It isn’t just with your fitness and health journey. That taking one step at a time, drinking one more cup of water, walking that one extra lap, taking those supplements to help support your body, making the choice to eat healthier, etc. What about being a mom?

Being a mom can even make you want to quit at times. That one more mess to clean, that one more drama moment, that one more … You name it. Stop for a moment. Think of one thing you are thankful for. One thing you love about that child or one thing you wouldn’t miss for the world? Keep rehearsing God’s truths to your heart. Keep going one step at a time: one more diaper change, one more load of laundry, one more meal cooked … But, at the same time, rehearse those blessings. You got this mom! Keep looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Throughout this week, and throughout your life journey, remember to take one step at a time. Keep trusting God and look to Him for your help and strength. Keep climbing your summit till you have finished.

A few verses came to my mind today.

Is. 40: 28-31
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Romans 5:3-4
“but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

So remember to keep going one step at a time. Running the race of your faith and who God has called you to be. So that in the end you can say: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)

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