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May
09

I Think I Want to Quit

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FeelTired like quitting?

Feel like shutting the doors of your business?

When sales are down, customers are nowhere to be found and you are struggling to keep the lights on, quitting seems like an option.

And sometimes it may be the best option; the only option.

But then there are those times when quitting is the last thing we need to do. Instead, we may need to adjust some things and make complete changes in others.

And then there are those times when don’t need to do a single thing except show up every day, put one foot in front of the other, keep doing our best and trust the process. In a word it boils down to faith; believing the impossible is possible.

The dreams of self-employment we have were given to us by God. He gave them to us because he knew we had something special and unique to offer to the world. But the ups and downs of self-employment can call into question, the dream that is uniquely yours.

Troubles, difficulties and setbacks can threaten what we have put time, money and effort into building. But during these times, I like to remember that God is actually my partner in this. He is always there loving you and me, supporting us, guiding us and making a way for us to be successful entrepreneurs. Psalm 19:35 reminds us of this, “You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.”

Should you quit? I don’t know the answer to that question. But I do know the answer lies within you.

Knowing when to let go is a matter of discernment. It’s about going to the quiet place inside of you to hear what God is saying. It is also about checking your motivation. It is about asking yourself some tough questions and being brutally honest in your responses.

Why are you in business in the first place? Is it all about the money or do you feel this is the thing God has called you to do? Has fear and doubt gotten the best of you and now is the dictator of your choices and behaviors? What changes do you need to make to get to the level of success you want to achieve? Have nasty habits such as self-sabotage and procrastination played a part in your business challenges?

These are some questions to think about. Some questions to pray about. Some questions to give honest answers to.

If you are on the verge of quitting your business go to God, talk to him and discern what it is he wants you to do. Don’t just look at the outward circumstances of what is leading you towards this decision. The challenges we encounter whether in life or business, are there to stretch us and to grow us. If during these difficult times we can shift our perspective just a little bit, we open are selves up to being able to see our problems in a new way.

And if we quit too soon we may miss out on the blessings that are awaiting us; the ones that are just beyond are present circumstances.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tara C. Pray is a writer and author of two e-books, Journaling to Your Purpose and Dream Makers 101: Gain Clarity and Take Action on Your Dreams. She writes weekly over at her site wordsbytara.com.

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