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Excellent post, Ben! The reality is that we need to focus ourselves on being effective.

Tony, I'm so glad you quit your way to Fusion.

I would add that it is not only a fear of quitting, but also a fear of not "finishing well". I was a part of a ministry a few years ago that was not working. My thought was that if I just push through and get others to "see it(my) way". It was not only stupid (and a waste of energy), but also arrogant. When God walked me away from the situation, I learned SO much. The message of refiner's fire can be painful, but the process is very necessary. Thanks for the post.

Great post -- I'm a fan of "strategic disengagement," or letting go of the good that distracts from the great God's placed before you.

Irony I've found is that when we allow a dream to die, God often resurrects it in a way that never could have happened had we held on.

Either way, it takes courage to follow God's lead -- whether you're quitting or committing...

Bearing fruit and moments of clarity are amazing to see from married couples. I read an awesome blog from a pastor at Generate next gen ministry in Corona,Ca where he and his wife both posted blogs called "Bad Boys."

I couldn't agree more. I think you might like my book, SHAKE THE DUST AND MOVE ON. Here is a sample of the beginning:
Perseverance is a positive, powerful characteristic that propels people through the darkness of grief, pain, setback, rejection, and opposition...Giving up, stopping short of a goal, or making an excuse to quit runs counter to most motivational "never-give-up" messages programmed into the conscience of successful people.
However, there are some situations that do not fit the typical, motivational model for success. There are some reasons that validate taking another course of action. There are some circumstances that demand an alternate plan. In short, there are times to prudently, decisively, without a twinge of guilt, SHAKE THE DUST AND MOVE ON.

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