Greg Surratt – 10 Things That Make You Want To Quit

@gregsurratt brought us a great devotional today at the start of our time together at the @leadnet learning community.

Gal 6:9

So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.

Weariness and discouragement happens to us all.

10 things that cause it…

Too much work

Staff issues

Money Challenges

Worship Leaders!

Fighting Ecclesiastical Systems

Biting Sheep

My own Expectations

Family problems


Your own sin

Some of these things you can solve. You have the power to fix them if you have the courage.  Sometimes you are just going to live with them because you can’t.

Andy Stanley would call this a tension to be manage rather than a problem to be solved.

Hope is the antidote to discouragement.

This scripture says – YOU WILL REAP A HARVEST

The Sovereign God has promised this

You will!


At the proper time.

When is that – when I resign as general manager of the universe and let him deal with the size of the harvest, and the time of the harvest.

God is omniscient (so it’s hard to surprise him) and he is at work on the solutions before we even know there’s a problem.

What if I had quit at that low point a while ago? We would never have seen the harvest.

The harvest is coming. How are you preparing for it?

Most times when you want to quit – it’s too early.