In Others’ Word: Life Has Two Rules
I sat on the floor in my bedroom, tears running down my face, and told my husband, “I can’t do this” — “this” basically being the list of “have tos” I was staring at. Yeah … not a shining moment in my life.
So I quit — for all of … oh, I don’t know, twenty minutes. And my husband, wise man that he is, let me quit. And then he reminded me that it’s not the first time I’ve felt like resigning from my responsibilities — and he refrained from saying it won’t be the last time. And he probably did a lot of praying while I was quitting.
I truly believe today’s quote about there being two life rules:
#1. Never quit.
#2. Always remember rule #1.
Just because I believe the quote doesn’t mean there aren’t times when life takes me by the scruff of my neck and shakes me up a bit … and I want to retreat to my corner. Quit. Not play — or do the work — anymore.
But what am I gonna do? Take a pass on the rest of my life? Get to heaven and tell God, “Oh, you know … it just got too hard and I, um, quit.”
Doesn’t God promise to be my strength and my refuge, a very present help in time of trouble? (Yes, yes, He does in Psalm 46:1.) If I quit, well, then I’m acting as if those promises don’t apply to me.
So I don’t quit not because I have a huge amount of confidence in me … I don’t quit because I have a huge God who is worth my confidence.
In Your Words: What do you think of the two life rules in today’s quote? Would you add another rule? Have you ever quit anything? When you want to quit — what keeps you going?
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