Thinking about quitting? There are only two possible reasons you feel this way. I'll talk about them over the next two days. 1. Satan is tempting you. Don't feel alone. Jesus was tempted to quit His ministry while he was tired, and walking alone out in the desert. When you are tired and walking through a "desert"in your life from time to time, if you are tempted to quit, then you are in good company. Jesus was tempted to quit on God's call on His life! That's why they call them the "Three Temptations"!
Here's the better news: The fact that Satan is tempting you just reveals that God has big plans for you. That was the case for Jesus. Satan only tries to get people to quit that are a threat to him and his destructive plans! So what do you do? Battle His twisted lies of deceit with the Truth of God's Word. Consume God's Word. Read the Psalms! Read Joshua. Get away from the normal schedule. Fast. Pray. Recite God's Word out loud. All of this is what Jesus did. If Jesus needed all of these weapons to defeat the temptation to quit, do you think we might?
Primary lesson from Jesus' temptation to quit? NEVER QUIT. ESPECIALLY WHILE YOU'RE IN THE DESERT. WHEN YOU COME OUT OF IT, YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DIDN'T.
Part two of this post coming tomorrow!