I quit…for now

“Work is not always required of a man.  There is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.” _George Macdonald

On a recent Monday, I was scheduled to end my workday at 6:00 p.m.

But at precisely 5:40 I quit. 

Over the previous eight days I had traveled over 1800 miles, conducted a three-day Regional event, hosted my guests, preached, did some leadership training, and ministered in a church over the weekend.

By 5:40, it all caught up with me…I had run out of gas…so I quit.

Did I quit forever?  Of course not! 

I quit for now.

It took me many years to learn…

(Lean in dear friend, here’s a priceless gem of wisdom!)

…that it’s okay to say, I’m finished for now

It doesn’t mean you quit forever.  It doesn’t mean you’ve given up.  It simply means that you understand that life can go on without you.  It means it is okay to be finished…for now. 

Tomorrow will bring a new day with fresh ideas, possibilities, and potential, along with a new set of problems to solve and challenges to face.  But for now, it’s okay to say, “I’ve done enough.” 

My friend, you and I are not God.  We do not have a limitless source of energy and power.  There comes a time that you have to say…I quit…for now. 

The sooner you learn this valuable lesson, the sooner you can find rest and restoration and be ready to bring your best to your next tomorrow. 

The ONE THING for today: There will come a moment today when it is time…time to lay it down and say, “I quit, for now.”

One thought on “I quit…for now

  1. Excellent and worthy advice. Took three lupus attacks for me to finally learn the importance of that advice. Claudia

    Sent from my iPad



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