Times of Sabbaticals, Drawing Back and The Spirit of Endurance

Now, I have been examining my own life and wonder what keeps me going in terms of seeing the end of things through versus quitting. Have you wonder how some people can keep going regardless of what they are going through and other folks start what I call the Fight or Flight Response to trials, tests, and struggles that come in their lives. I decided on this blog, I would make a simple quiz so you can determine if you tend to respond to situations as a fighter or a fleeter.

Question 1: Do you always feel like you don’t get any support and think quitting can get you more support? Yes or No

Question 2: When you are going through hellish situations, do you decide that quitting will alleviate the issues? Yes or No

Question 3: Do you try to get other people to  join your quitting pity party through accusations, ridicules, rebukes, or texts? Yes or No

Question 4: When you have had enough, you decide that taking a break from your responsibilities in life and God is going to help you recuperate faster? Yes or No

Question 5: Do you start to blame others for your reason or justification for quitting? Yes or No

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need an endurance checkup. 

It’s important to make sure you have the spirit of endurance to handle any situation that comes your way without resorting to the try and true quitting method which actually doesn’t eliminate the problem but have you playing catch up in putting all the extra fires that arose from you just drawing back from your responsibilities and duties in life. Success isn’t garnered on how much you make nor how well you accomplish a task but how well you endure the journey in spite of disappointments, setbacks, hurt, betryal, money woes, illness, death, and etc with a belief that it is well with my soul. I remember people used to sing that song and when I come to realization that the song represents someone who is triumphant in spirit even when all hell is breaking loose. As a believer in God, you must get to the point in your life that quitting in not an option and taking sabbaticals is not going to keep the devils or problems away in your life. The Spirit of Endurance will give you that extra boost to keep going even other folks around you are throwing in the towels and maybe throwing towels as you because you crazy to continue going when it seems like nothing is working right in your life. Nowadays the old saying, When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Take Sabbaticals and Draw Back. Drawing Back means you not participating in anymore activities until you get your strength and power back from God by sitting on the pews being poured into by the Word of God. Now, what’s wrong with that scenario? How in the world are you going to get more powerful and anointing in God chilling and eating bons bons all day without having to go through any struggles in your life? If that was the case, I would be watching TV, reading my bible once a month and eating hot cheetos if I didn’t need to do much to get stronger in my Christian Walk.  What makes people think that the Devil is going to leave you alone when you stop attacking his kingdom, binding him up and praying against his tactics? No, he’s going to keep coming at you until he has destroyed you completely and even quicker with those who decide to chill out on the things of God. These are the folks that take the flight response to the storms of life instead of fighting. There have been many of times I have been giving the choice to quit but my problem with quitting is how is that going to help me handle my struggles and issues doing nothing? I am at the point that I can’t afford to quit nor care to quit because the more you can endure, the stronger you get spiritually, mentally, and physically. As the old saying goes, what doesn’t kill only make you stronger. God will test our endurance by allowing things to happen in our lives to see how well we can withstand the fires, volcanoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes that come our way without hiding out somewhere until the coast is clear. I just believe that there is a great reward and blessings to those who don’t quit and that everything in life is temporal in its duration. So keep pressing!


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