A few years ago the internet phenom Kid President tossed out several much needed Pep Talks. If you played any kind of organized sports you get it and know how they could rally a team or inspire an individual. I gave myself the one below recently. I needed it and it has helped. Maybe it will help you not to quit this Monday!
Stop moping and get happy. You have the right to be hurt, disappointed, cut deeply, and you will be and it will leave you reeling, but you don’t have the right to stay there. Why not?
I am beautifying nothing by my glumness (Titus 2:10).
Everybody has reasons to be unhappy. But I have no right to stay there (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).
It does not glorify God (Colossians 3:23-24)!
It does not attract anyone to Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
So get up, and get out, and get over it. Stop the stinking-thinking, put on a new album and listen to good voices and not bad. If you didn’t hit the goal, get the job, have your program approved, readjust and dream again. Get your chin off the and look up to your God above. Remember that He loves you and let that be your sustenance. Find and feed on the many verses designed to give heart. Find and fellowship with those who bring joy to your heart and lift up your hands. It’s time to heal, it’s time to dream again, it’s time to live the faith you preach and do the deeds. Stop living with the hogs (Luke 15:16) and dogs (Philippians 3:1) and frogs (Exodus 8:9-10). You didn’t get in this to be miserable, soar again (Isaiah 40:31). God is with you, His People are for you, and your fellows ministers are depending on you. Let’s go!
Please remember, we love you! Don’t quit, the Kingdom needs you. Don’t quit, instead start again.