Quitting vs Giving Up
To face it head-on would require a complete understanding of the resources we have. Every breakthrough moment necessitates a strategy, and no one has ever won a battle without one. A strategy is a defined number of steps that lead us to our breakthrough moment. And to properly strategize, we must first consider where we are and exactly where we’d like to be; in other words, we must be honest with ourselves.
In the spirit of honesty, there are moments when confronting adversity that quitting or giving up seems much more appealing than actually facing it head-on. However, on the surface, both giving up and quitting seem to be the same thing; nevertheless, they are not.
To quit means to walk away from a project that has no benefit in continuing; this is a question of perspective. You may not see the value in continuing the process that such activity necessitates and hence quit. However, before departing, it is recommended that you investigate all of the information since your view may be distorted by emotions, disappointments, frustrations, or unmet promises.
On the other hand, giving up is knowing you still have work to do, yet you walked away. Giving up is knowing there is still room for improvement but refusing to do the work it requires. Giving up and quitting are not synonymous since quitting is done when one does not see the benefit in continuing, whereas walking away involves abandoning the task.
The Bible calls us to be committed to our word, stating, “let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no.’” We are also told, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”
Therefore, remember why you began the work you’ve started and keep in mind who your commitment is. The idea is that if we are vessels when we meet our maker, we would be empty because everything he deposited into use, we gave to others.
Originally published at https://www.miguellebron.com on November 3, 2021.