Can’t Quit

As we celebrate 10 years at Ignited Church in Lavonia this weekend, it still seems like yesterday.  I have been going thru tons of pictures this week.  In my walk down memory lane, I can’t help but say “Thank you Lord I didn’t quit.”  You might be thinking – What?  Quit?  (You would need to read my book to understand just a few opportunities that I had to quit.) Yes quit!  We are all given an opportunity to quit.  We all will face some type of struggle – a mountain – a crossroads or a difficulties that will require us to answer the question ‘Will I continue?’  In my short life, I have had many opportunities to quit – quit God, quit church, quit life and just say forget it.  Like Paul said in Phil 3:12, But I press on if I may also take hold of that for which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus.  There is something on the inside that says I have been fighting to see what God has planned for me and if I quit now I might have been right at the door.  My breakthrough might be right around the corner.  I can’t quit now!!!  I am so thankful Jesus didn’t quit when it got hard and difficult on the cross.  He even said “He could have called a legion of angels if He wanted to.”  But He endured the greatest hardship of all.  He paid the ultimate sacrifice for a crime He didn’t commit.  Yet He saw me and He saw you.  He said I will see this to the end! With that understanding, I can’t quit.  For as a good soldier, I will endure to the end and get my price.  I am so grateful for all the Lord has done for us here in Lavonia and I can’t wait to see what He is going to do.  So today whatever you are facing, I encourage you to NOT Quit!  Don’t give up!  Your breakthrough may be about to knock on the door.  You might be one step away – one prayer away from your answer!