Rest If You Must, But Do Not Quit!

Rest If You Must, But Do Not Quit!

Don’t You Quit!



I am so thankful, by the grace of God, that I held onto my faith in God and His divine inspiration to NOT quit my doctoral journey over the 7 1/2 years it took to cross that finish line! 

I felt like it so many times, but now I’m on the other side of the finish line, with a sense of relief and satisfaction–and a bit of shock–that I really completed that journey last year on 6/26/2017!

In order to relaunch my blogging efforts, and not quit completely, I’ve been reviewing and recycling older posts, and again came across one that is so timely even several years after I first wrote it!

This post reminds me of a poem entitled, “Don’t You Quit!

The first stanza goes like this:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

when the funds are low and the debts are high,

and you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

when care is pressing you down a bit–

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.”



Here’s your inspiration for today!


“No matter how bad the condition of your life or your circumstances, don’t give up! Regain the territory the devil has stolen from you. If necessary, regain it one inch at at a time, always leaning on God’s grace and not on your own ability to get the desired results.

Don’t be a quitter! Don’t have that old ‘give up’ spirit.

Whatever you may be facing or experiencing right now in your life, I am encouraging you to go through it and not give up!

It’s easy to quit–it takes faith to go through with something.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

My Reflections


I know a few people -including myself- who need to hear this regarding difficult or challenging circumstances that really do make you want to quit out of sheer frustration or discouragement! Yet we can’t allow ourselves to be defeated and not achieve our goals. Often the breakthrough is just around the bend!



So What Are YOUR Thoughts?


Are you going through difficulties right now that make you want to give up? (I will certainly pray for you, because I empathize!)


Have you ever experienced a breakthrough at just the right moment, and been surprised how close you came to missing it?





22 thoughts on “Rest If You Must, But Do Not Quit!

  1. This is great, and something that I needed to read! There have been many tines when I wanted to throw in the towel and quit blogging, but then I thought about all the good that has come from it. I know that mors is in store for me through blogging, and I know I need to keep at it!

  2. Congratulations! We do get to face obstacles along this journey called life, but these obstacles are a test of our resiliency. Faith in God has always seen me through the darkest moments in my life. Wishing your more success in life and continue to stay blessed!

  3. I loved this post. Quitting is never an option for me. These is really motivating post. We all feel like it’s just the worst and we can quit, but one must remember, the better time is just at the corner. Keep going.

  4. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. But it is important to have faith and keep going. Thank you for the reminder! 🙂

  5. Life is full of crossroads and quitting is not the best options. I remember when I practically had nothing with me and felt like quitting, the only thing that kept me going was the excitement of what might happen next.

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