I started a new study yesterday and I’m entering it hoping to not leave it the same. It’s a book called 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz. I’ve only just finished the first chapter but already it’s been convicting me to distraction. She starts off by sharing the verse that opened her eyes to her problem with quitting, Luke 16:10 “If you are faithful in little things you will be faithful in large ones”. I never thought twice about that verse honestly. I especially never thought about it as referring to being someone who is dependable, someone others can count on, someone who doesn’t quit.
I quit. I’m a known quitter. When I was little I quit ballet and gymnastics because I just didn’t want to do it anymore (and I only started in the first place because of the cute outfits). The only thing I ever saw through completion was Show Choir. Though there were many times I wanted to throw in the towel (or throw the towel at someone) and just quit, but from sophomore year to the very last day of high school, I finished Show Choir. I look back at all I learned in those years, all the tears, all the spiritual growth I experienced, and I see what I would’ve missed out on if I had quit. I learned how to perform, to hide my reactions to unfortunate circumstances (I’m still learning this), to handle people in professional situations, and how to handle personal attacks without becoming an attacker myself. “Opposition is always an opportunity for God to reveal Himself”(Koziarz). I learned a lot those three years. It was my “assignment of refinement”, the first habit Koriarz lists in chapter one:
“Habit One: She accepted the assignment of refinement.”
I’m still being refined that’s for sure, and I believe those three years truly jump started my refinement into the person God wants me to be. Like I said I’ve just finished chapter one this morning and I’m already feeling the beginning of a new journey, a journey to becoming a woman who doesn’t quit. I want to be faithful with the little things God’s given me so He can trust me with the larger things. I decided to make a list of my ‘little’ things, to make sure I take care of those and take care to be faithful to them. My lists consist of 5 things that occupy each of my days:
- Spend time with God
- Do my best at my job
- Show love to others
- Take care of my body
- Take care of my house
I need to not quit these things, even quitting doing them to the best of my ability is quitting, because God asks only for my best. I need to be faithful and responsible with these ‘little’ things and maybe God will see He can trust me with ‘large’ things.
“But will you be faithful ”here” so He can get you ”there”? (Korizaz).
If I get nothing more out of this book, Luke 16:10 is now a personal verse for me, and I hope it continues to refine me. I hope you stay with me and see where this journey ends up