We have all heard the old saying that quitters never win. I know I have definitely hit those spots where I wanted to quit. But are there times that quitting is the best option? I like to say that I’m loyal to a fault. I will keep hanging onto or doing something way past the time of effectiveness only because I want to be found keeping my word.
Did you know King David was a quitter? It was kind of hard for me to think of him that way but in fact he was. David had formed in his heart and mind to build God a temple. Now being the king that he was who could really stop him from doing a seemingly good thing like building a temple for the Lord his God? After all it was a “good” idea. But David discovered that his “good” idea wasn’t “God’s” idea for him.
His good idea was destined for someone else (his son, Solomon) to complete, although David did ensure his son had the necessary preparations to complete the tasks. Are we wise enough to discern when the idea is in fact good but not meant for us to implement? Or will we simple forge ahead because it seems good to us?
Sometimes the most noble action is to quit when we haven’t been called to do a thing. Are there other times when quitting really is the best option?