Ain't No Plan B!
[Guest Post] SAY IT WITH ME! There is absolutely no Plan B with God. As it was drawing near my birthday, I thought about how grateful I was for God bringing to my next destination: London. The trials to get here felt mighty drawn out. (You know the Lord will prepare you until you get it together). However, the journey started out while I was in my prayer closet. God’s word of sanity to me from the beginning was, “I will take care of everything”. In my mind, taking care of everything means doing it my way and then blessing my decisions. Whew, I was proved wrong.
Once I accepted and moved intentionally with the directions God gave me, that’s when the hardship came. I was pressed from every direction, especially with money. (That’s a testimony in the making). The thing is, I thought I never had an issue with money. In fact, money is one of those things I thought I did not care about at all. However, this is the area where the Lord tested my faith. I know I said I didn’t have an issue with money, but once you lose that comfortability, your tune definitely changes. Frequently, I would ask the Lord, “Did I hear you correctly? Didn’t you say you were going take care of everything? I do not know how money has to do with anything!” You know the kind of dialogue we have with God. The ones out of pride where we try to give God instructions about His instructions we willingly agreed to.
Proverbs 3:5 (AMP) says “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding” I lacked confidence. Confidence in the Father. Confidence in myself (You definitely need that too). There is no trial God will put you through that will not require a level of self- strength. Also, it is crazy how we can be confident in everything that is palpable, but when it comes to the prize God has already promised, fashioned and ribboned with our names on it, we tend to lose all confidence. The confidence God is requiring is not one that is simply “we will reach the end of our trial”. It is one where we have peace, understanding, and joy that God has not left us throughout the entire journey. He is still holding our hands. Nothing can change that. Expect the trial to shape and mold you. Realize God has not made a mistake. Once you realize the joy that comes with having the Comforter become your comfort, you will realize God cannot have a Plan B.