Ever Feel Like Quitting? I've Got Something for You...

March 2, 2016


Think about the last time you wanted to quit something.  What was it?


A job?  An exercise plan?  A home project?  Those are tough decisions.  But what about the harder ones?  Have you ever wanted to quit something deeper, like your marriage?  Your dreams?  Motherhood?  Or maybe you want to give up on yourself.  Throw in the towel.  Just quit it all.  


I've been there.  I've wanted to quit more things than I probably want to admit.  If I didn’t actually quit, I can assure that at some point I thought about it. 


Because it’s much easier to quit something than it is to stick it out through the hard times.  Even if we know there is good to come, we still struggle with wanting to see things through.


If you’re like me and you struggle with this, let me introduce you to something I think will help.


5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, by author and speaker Nicki Koziarz.  Now, the title itself should intrigue you, engage you, at least make you want to know a little more about who exactly this woman is. 


Well, that woman is who you and I want to be.  She was a pioneer.  Loyal and faithful to the end.  She was a woman who more than followed through with her commitments, she influenced an entire generational line. 



The generational line that would one day bear the Son of God. 



She was powerful, even when she didn’t know she was.  That woman is Ruth and you’re going to journey with her (and Nicki!) through her story of heartbreak and redemption as we learn from her…the 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit.


Honestly, I could have underlined the entire book.  It is that good.  Not only do we get to journey through Ruth’s amazing story of loss and faithfulness, but we get a one on one conversation with the book's author, Nicki, on her own struggles and battles with being a Quitzilla.


So what exactly are these habits of a woman who doesn’t quit? 


Habit One:  She accepts the assignment of refinement.

Habit Two: She follows through with her commitments despite how she feels.

Habit Three: She stays open to the movement of God.

Habit Four: She gives others what she needs.  (My favorite habit!)

Habit Five: She moves forward in faith.


Every habit will make you stop and think about your own quit strategies and it will certainly change the way you think about quitting. 


I wanted to share some of my favorite and gut-punching quotes from the book to help you get an idea of how to become a woman who doesn’t quit.




“Anytime we see something that has the potential for opposition, it’s always an opportunity for God to reveal Himself.”




“Desperate situations will either lead us to a greater dependence on God, or they can bring fear and anxiety resulting in greater uncertainty.”


“God has never fit into formulas, even as much the Church has tried to put Him in them.  He’s mysterious.  His ways are different.  And He holds a picture of our life we cannot even possibly try to comprehend.  So, why do we try to formulate God?”





“Letting go of what is gone is painful, and looking toward what is ahead is sometimes hard.  It’s learning to stay open to God in the hardest sense.  For Ruth this might have been the most difficult part of her process.”



And there’s so much more to uncover throughout Ruth’s and Nicki’s stories.  If you struggle with being a woman who wants to quit things, I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of Nicki’s book. 



Want some more exciting news?!


If you’re familiar with Proverbs 31 Ministries, you know they do online Bible study.  Well…5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit is going to be the next study!  You can visit the OBS website here, to sign up and get your copy of the book before the study begins on April 18th!


So, will you join me, Nicki, and Ruth in becoming a woman who doesn’t quit?








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1 comment :

  1. Hi Amanda, I'm happy to be visiting your space on the web today. This sounds like a great book! I'm often tempted to give up or get discouraged when difficulties come. And from what I know about Ruth she definitely wasn't one to give up. Her story is definitely one to learn from. Thanks for sharing this, my friend.

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