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Do Not Quit You Might Be Closer Than You Think!

I was always told by my mother, coaches, teachers and others to do not quit. But, I can recall twice in my life that I wanted just to simply stop living because of all the pain I was experiencing. The first time was when I was in high school and the second time was when my wife divorced me.  But I thank God that He put real good people in my life to encourage me and point me back to the Lord. The reason I mention this is because we all have hit a wall in our life and you too can overcome it with the help of God like I did.

Whatever you do, do not quit! Think of it this way, when you feed your faith, your doubts will starve. When you feed your doubts, your faith will starve. It is up to you what you are going to choose to do? I used to tell my kids Chris and Sherry, when they were going through a challenging time when they were growing up that, “40 pounds of pain often can give you 400 pounds of gain!” ~ Bill Greguska

 

Do Not Quit Poem 

“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will. When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. When funds are low, and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, and many a failure would turn about when you might have won if you would have stuck it out. So don’t give up, though the pace seems slow, you may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint of the clouds of doubt, and you never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar; so stick to the fight when you’re the hardest hit, it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”

– Author unknown 

This poem has been very inspirational to me since I was in my twenties. I am now in my fifties and still love it. I love it so much that I even put it on our evangelistic business cards that we pass out to people. The words are so real and can speak right to every reader at some point or another! 

When this poem talks about do not quit, I pray that people take that a little more seriously when it comes to marriage, friendships, jobs, or any other type of commitment. We need to focus on those three simple words, “Do not quit.” 

As coach Bear Bryant once said, “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”

 

Seek Resilience So You Do Not Quit!

 
“When the going gets tough, I’m not always sure what you do. I’m not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don’t quit. And you don’t fold up. And you don’t go in the other direction”. ~ John Madden

2 Peter 1:5-7 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

 

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Whether it’s a financial crisis that you’re in, or a divorce you’ve been through, or an unthinkable sin you’ve committed, don’t ever give into the thinking that you won’t recover. Nothing’s more discouraging than to think you’ll never get out of the pain, debt or guilt you’re in.  

It is not necessary to accept negative thoughts that pop into your heads or seem to haunt you that come with ideas of tearing down instead of building up. If you focus on them, your thought process tends to spiral down which opens the door to depression, anger,

 

Motivation Video- Never Give Up or Do Not Quit!

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What’s worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up – and when I don’t believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me. ~ Marc Jacobs

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.