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Here is the Daily Dose for Thursday, June 25, 2020.
“They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:19
As a fan of boxing, I know that there is more to a boxing match than knockouts. You see, a good boxer isn’t just looking to punch someone out, they are looking to win the fight. Winning a boxing match requires one thing above all else, that you don’t get knocked out. I have seen talented boxers after talented boxers lose fights because he didn’t realize that he needed a strategy that went beyond hit the other guy really hard. The limits of the “hit the guy hard strategy” are pretty obvious. First off, if you punch them with all you have and they don’t go down, you have a problem. Secondly, if the person you are fighting is trying to knock you out too, you may not be able to take all the punches. That’s why, in a fight, you need an exit strategy.
An exit strategy is very simple. When things get too rough for me to handle, the exit strategy is the way that I have planned ahead of time to get myself out of here. A good exit strategy accounts for three things. First off, a good exit strategy realizes that your opponent wants to win as much as you do, and that could be a problem. Secondly, a good exit strategy accounts for the fact that the enemy may be stronger than you are. Finally, a good exit strategy is on-demand. It realizes that at a moment’s notice, you may need to get out of the fight.
Friends, the Lord promises to be our exit strategy. When you start following God, you will find yourself in some difficult fights. The enemy will want to test your faith, circumstances will test your strength, and life will often test your patience. When things get too tough, call on the Lord. The Lord promises that when things are too much, He will rescue you. He is the exit strategy that ensures that the enemy will not prevail when you are doing God’s work. So don’t just prepare to throw blows, also know your exit strategy.