DAY 19 – What’s Your Exit Strategy?

19 ELUL 5769

“What’s Your Exit Strategy?”

STEP ONE:  STOP THE SIN ( ….)

The first step in the Teshuvah process is stopping the sin, the behavior that is separating us from Hashem.    BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. 

What is the exit strategy out of stubborn habits, stinking thinking and seductive temptations?    I have noticed that whenever I am feeling stuck (in a sin, habit or negative thought), more often than not I do not have an exit strategy that addresses every part of me – spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially.   I need a plan – if I want to experience freedom.   It is not enough to know I need to change.  What specific steps do I need to take to separate myself from this “thing?”

What’s the Plan? It reminds me of the song by Paul Simon, (There must be) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.

Consider how the words may apply to your experience with STOPPING.

There must be fifty ways to leave your lover (habit)
Fifty ways to leave your lover (sin)

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
and get yourself free

GET YOURSELF FREE

GET YOURSELF FREE

I Corinthians 10: 13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

BOTTOMLINE:  GET YOURSELF FREE – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

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