Is my faith a pool of a positive emotions, or a house built on the Rock?
Often times we build in plan B because we aren’t certain if plan A will pan out. We can invest time and money into training and preparation for the original direction, but weigh the odds by the public results of others. When we do that, the level of risk and uncertainty seem to cast a shadow over us. This new overcast then prompts us to pack umbrellas, even though there is no rain in the forecast. Now, including the extra weight for rain prep, we are carrying the weight of plan A, the worry from plan A, and the pain drain of finding something else. The umbrella has become the pre-cursor to plan B. I’ve been in places where I was reminded that there are other letters of the alphabet. In other words, if this doesn’t work out, there is always something else. However, what is this doing to our spirit?
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, He is the only plan. Period. Salvation is a decision and a heart change. Walking out that salvation takes daily work. However, how many of us have checked the “trust-my-Savior meter” lately? Do we really trust Him? Or do we “just in case” Him. Do we pray for things, then come up with alternatives before He has answered our prayer? Do we trust Him until we grow weary of trusting? If we don’t see things pan out with our eyes, do we shut down our heart because we don’t know if Christ will come through? Do we give Him things at the alter and then pick it up when we leave that place? I’ve been guilty of this on several occasions. If you are honest, you probably are too. Thank God for grace that is never EVERY MORNING.
I don’t mean to insult you, and this post won’t be long, but do we just in case Jesus? Have we lost faith in the One who has already done sooo many great things? If you scoot on over to Romans 8:34-39 we are reminded that God loves us forever. We are can not be separated from Him. If you believe that Jesus is indeed interceding for you, there is no alternate plan. The true test is obedience while we wait. He’s gracious enough to continue sending tests until we pass them…all.