Six Reasons Not to Quit

Episode #362
September 12, 2017
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Podcast Episode #362

Mondays are ofter quite difficult for those in ministry. It’s the day many want to throw in the towel. Today, we explain six reasons why you shouldn’t quit.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Wise counsel from godly friends is needed when you feel like quitting.
  • Giving thanks to God for what you have changes your perspective on what you don’t have.
  • Lay leaders: express gratitude to your pastor and staff. You never know what they might be going through.
  • There will be times where you go through seasons of discouragement. It happens in every vocation.
  • It’s sometimes hard to know if the job is done, but at some point, you have to move on.

The six reasons we cover in this episode are:

  1. When we have no clarity from God.
  2. When you haven’t expressed gratitude and joy to God for where you are now.
  3. When it’s just about a few critics.
  4. When it’s a season of discouragement or difficulty.
  5. When the job is not done.
  6. When a commitment has been made.

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