At small group last night, the questions was posed, "What would the world be losing if I quit?" Several members answered in regards to their jobs, because this is what is in the forefront of their minds right now. I, however, have sorted through my job situation for the immediate future, and thought of this question in different terms.
What if I quit striving to be a good mother? What if I quit my marriage? What if I quit being a Christian? These are the kinds of questions that flooded my mind. Of course, I am not quitting any of these three right now, but what if? The questions force me to look at what I bring to the table.
I am a good mother, despite what my four year old says when I won't let him eat candy corn for breakfast. I am a good wife, despite the fights and misunderstandings. I am a "good" Christian, despite my sin. I am working hard at all of these things and the world would miss me if I quit. The world would miss me. I think the whole point of that question is to say, "The world, my family, my friends, my God would miss me." The point of the question was to make us realize that we all bring something of value to the table. God has created each one of us in his image and he has planned a life for us. If we hold on through the bad, the goodness will overwhelm us. Quitting is not an option.