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The Power of Quitting

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I’m pretty bad at quitting things I should quit and I’m really good at holding onto things that I shouldn’t hold onto. One of the phrases that I’ve been hearing play in my head recently is “hold things loosely”. I’ve been trying to live by this, which goes contrary to my desire to white-knuckle my way through life. Lately, I’ve been trying to quit control, quit shame, quit holding on, and quit taking on more than my share of responsibility.

Daily I have to choose to quit something. Some days I’m incredibly successful, other days I fail miserably, but I’m learning that God delights in my attempts.

When was the last time you quit something?

What’s one thing you can quit tomorrow? After all, Thursday is a great day to quit something.

Work in Progress

Last week, we talked about the subject of change. We discussed the fact that change is part of life and change is something that living things do. We, as people who are alive in Christ, are constantly evolving as we’re walking out this sanctification process. I’m so intrigued by the factors that impact our decision to make a change.

We tend to wait to make changes until the beginning of something new:
I’ll start my diet on Monday.
I’ll make a budget on the 1st of the month.
I’ll make that my New Year’s resolution.

Bob Goff, the best-selling author of the book Love Does and founder of the organization with the same name, quits something every Thursday. Most of the time, it’s small stuff, but some days he decides to quit big things just because it’s Thursday.

What a radical way of living! Bob doesn’t wait for…

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  1. I quit watching TV as a means to wind down. I was spending way too much time with Netflix and not enough time doing things that mattered. It’s been over a year now and I’m loving the “new” me. I feel like I have grown spiritually with God and relationally with my wife, family, & friends.

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