Scripture: Ephesians 5:17    

As often as I have said and written that "quitting is not an option", I want to inspire you to know when quitting is necessary and how to do it. Search engines are crowed with many testimonies of people who started a project and persevered through failure after failure and ultimately the project succeeded. Unfortunately, the links are short on those who quit doing one thing and started doing something else and the latter was successful. The links are short because quitting has been identified as a weakness when in actuality it can be a demonstration of strength. We need to know when to say "this is not working" or "something greater is calling me" and then take the resources we were dispensing into the former so that the latter can be achieved.

Some people never pursue their dreams because they don't have the courage to end a nightmare. Osayi Osar-Emokpae said it best. "Quitting is not giving up; it's choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not making excuses; it's learning to be more productive, efficient and effective instead. Quitting is letting go of things (or people) that are sucking the life out of you so you can do more things that will bring you strength."

In the end, the key, according to Paul is to understand the will of the Lord. Don't get trapped by opinions of others or your own. Let the will of the Lord be the source for your decision.