Sometimes quitting is a good thing.
"I QUIT!!" Ever mutter those words? We've all wanted to quit something at some point in life. Algebra! Mr. Hovey's history class! We humans quit all sorts of things—school, job, marriage, church, volunteering—you name it people quit it every day. If it's too difficult, too time consuming, or we don't get our way, many just quit. Humans are really good at quitting.
But wait. Not always.
There are things that are really worth quitting, but often those are the very things we don't give up. We quit what we should continue, and continue what we should quit.
In this series, you will learn how saying "I QUIT!" can change your life in ways you may never have dreamed possible.
For though by now you should be teachers, you need someone to teach you…and have come to need milk rather than solid food. Everyone who lives on milk…is a baby. But solid food belongs to those who are mature... Therefore, leaving the elementary...let us go on to maturity.
Move on to a growing, thriving maturity.
Do all things without murmuring and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, sons of God, without fault, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world.
Words of complaint dim your witness for Christ.
1 John 1:5-10
God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in him. If we say, "We have fellowship with him," and yet we walk in darkness, we are lying and are not practicing the truth. If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say, "We have no sin," we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say, "We have not sinned," we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Hiding sin is foolish and futile.
Confessing sin brings freedom and forgiveness.
Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
If you have been forgiven, God wants you to pass it on.
Pay careful attention, then, to how you live — not as unwise people but as wise — making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Time is your most valuable commodity in life—make the most of it.