My Quitter Experience
I don’t know if you have read Jon Acuff’s book, Quitter, or not. If you haven’t, stop what you’re doing, buy it and read it. Jon has not paid me to say that.
I don’t know if you have had a Quitter experience. I have. Just not the way Jon advises.
Several years ago I felt called to ministry. I gained support from my pastor at the time. The seminary that I wanted to attend had an extension center in the town I lived in. It was the perfect setup.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t my dream.
My dream was to move to the main seminary campus. I wanted to do this so badly that I became miserable in my job. My performance suffered. I invented scriptural reasons and ways that God was telling me to move.
So, what did we do?
It was a miserable experience. Not to say that we didn’t have some good times there. Unfortunately, I worked three jobs and went to school. I hardly slept. Our financial situation worsened.
Looking back, I should have done it differently. I would have worked harder to be financially in a good position before we left. I would have taken more classes at the extension center.
I can still achieve this dream. It’s just on hold. My dreams have shifted and morphed a bit. My kids are at an age where I can’t pursue that one right now.
It will still happen though. No doubt about it. I will still complete my seminary degree.
It will just happen differently than I originally expected.
Do you have a Quitter experience?