Quitting and Winning

You’ve heard the saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” But maybe we should add to that saying that those who never win and never quit, are likely playing the wrong game.

Quite often we take off on a project with great enthusiasm. We may invest lots of time, energy, and financial resources to get it up and going. But as time passes and we see no results, we find ourselves in the awkward position of determining whether to cut our losses and run or put more resources into the project at the risk of even greater failure.

Often in these cases, our decision is influenced by pride. The thought of having to abandon ship when we boasted of what a great voyage this would be is too humbling for many people.

But as Christians, our decisions must be made on the basis of the best possible stewardship of the time God has given us. That’s why sometimes admitting we were wrong is the best way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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