If there’s anything worse than being a quitter, it’s got to be being a quitter and not even realizing it. I don’t generally think of myself as a quitter, but the Lord has been showing me otherwise.
I’ve been doing some reading and soul searching with some help from Nicki Koziarz and am here to tell you that there’s help and hope for the quitters — the loud and proud quitters and even those who don’t even realize they’re quitting.
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That help and hope for quitters comes in the form of Nicki’s book, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit. I don’t remember what initially drew me to this book (you know, since I’m definitely not a quitter or anything), but it absolutely had to be God nudging me to it.
Now that I’ve read it, I know that it couldn’t have shown up at a better time in my life. I absolutely needed these words! By digging into the book of Ruth, Nicki shares five habits that we can develop and put an end to our quitting.[clickToTweet tweet=”Feel like giving up? Here’s why you need 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit. #5HabitsBook” quote=”Feel like giving up? Here are 5 reasons to read 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit.” theme=”style1″]
5 Reasons You Need to Read
5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit
1. Because You May Not Know You’re a Quitter
I picked up this book thinking it would encourage me to keep on keeping on, you know, since I’m not really the type to quit. How wrong I was! It took me all of four pages into this book to realize that I’m indeed a quitter.
The Lord showed me early on that I don’t quit the obvious things or the things that affect everyone else, but I’ll sure as heck quit the things I can get away with quietly. And, even though I’ve read it a bazillion times, when Nicki shared Luke 16:10, those words hit me like a ton of bricks.
“Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in very much.”
So, yes, quitting is a big deal, even when it seems like it’s small and no one else will notice. I so needed to hear that I’m a quitter. Maybe you do, too. After all, you can’t fix a problem you don’t even know that you have.
2. Because Life Is Hard and Quitting Is Easy
When that hard stuff hits, it makes it nearly impossible to focus on our dreams, commitments, and callings. Justified or not, quitting seems like a given when life isn’t going as planned.
This book is more than just a pep talk, though. No, by digging into the story of Ruth, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit reminds us that God isn’t a “once” God. Nicki gives the much needed reminder that the hard stuff happens, but the hard stuff doesn’t have to end our stories. When we don’t quit, God works and does more through us than we could’ve ever dreamed possible.
3. Because We’re Quick to Compare
Remember how I admitted that I’m a quitter after all? Well, my tendency to quit has a lot to do with how I feel I’m stacking up to others. Can you relate? In chapter 9, Nicki writes:
Comparison will always compromise the calling on our lives.”
I’m often the first person to remind others that comparisons will get us nowhere, but I often need that reminder too. The very morning I read that quote in 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, I wrote in my Lent devotional that I’ve got to remember to stay in my lane!
I wrote all about how I’ve got to stay focused on what God has for me and not get distracted by what He has for everyone else. This is something I know so, so well, but I revisit the comparison trip time and time again anyway.
If you’re like me and find yourself withdrawing or giving up because you’re tempted to watch what’s happening in the other lanes, 5 Habits is absolutely the book for you.
4. Because God is Bigger Than Our Limitations
It’s so easy to quit when we feel less than, isn’t it? As Nicki points out in chapter 4, “the people who feel the weakest have some of the greatest God assignments to complete.” Sometimes we just need the reminder that God has given each of us something special to do. This here and now isn’t just life randomly happening to you. He’s got something for you and you alone to do. It’s okay if you don’t feel up to it, but it’s not okay to quit.
This book is chockfull of the truth and encouragement you need to keep you going when you feel like you’re not enough for the assignments He’s given you. Spoiler Alert: it’s not so much about you. It’s about Him and what He’ll do through you if you don’t quit.
5. Because We All Need to Give What We Need
Giving others what we need is the only one of the actual 5 Habits I’m mentioning because I truly believe you’ll benefit from the entire book, whether you think you’re a quitter or not. This habit is perhaps the one that impacted me the most. Maybe you need to let it stir your heart as well. Through this habit that focuses on emotional generosity, Becky shares:
When you give others what you need, God will give you what you need. Keep sowing good seeds, invest well. There’s a harvest for your life around the corner.”
I’m not proud of it, but my flesh gets the best of me here. I so needed to be called out on it, too. I’ve found myself discouraged and ready to quit too many times because it seems like others aren’t giving me what I need emotionally. When no one seems to notice my efforts or care about who I am and what I’m all about, quitting crosses my mind, for sure.
If this is where quitting sounds appealing to you, spending some time in 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit will get you back on track and focused on serving God by giving what you need to others.
Bottom Line: Regardless of circumstance or season, 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit is a book I happily recommend to any woman I know. We all have lives to live, callings to fulfill, and dreams that God has planted within us.
It’s easy to walk away when life is harder than hard or we feel too small for our God-sized dreams. Just like a friend sitting across from you at the coffee shop, Nicki Koziarz shares the story of Ruth and Naomi, her personal experiences in quitting and persevering, tools to keep you going, and encouragement for the journey God has given you. You absolutely need her message in your heart.
Where to buy
5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit
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Where to connect
The first place to get connected is by visiting 5HabitsBook.com and following #5HabitsBook on social media. You can learn all about the book there and connect with others who are reading.
If you’re not familiar with 5 Habits author Nicki Koziarz, now is the time to see what she’s all about. You can do that by visiting her website, NickiKoziarz.com or by visiting her through social media:
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While you’re at it, be sure to visit Proverbs 31 Ministries and B&H Publishing. You’ll want to grab some coffee and get yourself caffeinated, though. There’s a lot of good stuff to see on all of these sites!