Proverbs 21:31

The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord.

It is good to make plans. It is good to prepare well for whatever battle one faces. But always remember that the victory belongs to the Lord. His will will be done. With such knowledge, you should:

1. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout your preparations and battle. You may pray for victory, but more importantly that you will honor Christ in the battle.

2. Neither bemoan your weakness nor be puffed up in your strength. It is by your weakness that God's strength is made known. Whatever strength you may have is what God has given to you.

3. God has his own purposes beyond your battle. You do not know what those purposes are. But you do know that all things are to work toward his glory, and you know that as his child those purposes include your good. God is not distant, indifferent to your battles. But God is also not contained in your small world.

4. Whatever success you may experience, the victory belongs to the Lord and he is to receive all credit and glory.

Now go forth to your battles today.

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