Thursday, September 25, 2008

Plan B

Plan B.

For major events we always have a Plan B, don’t we? If you’re getting married outside, you always have a Plan B in the event that it rains and you need to move it inside. At church, if they have too many people, they always have a Plan B for overflow attendance and where they will move them to. It’s hard to imagine not having a back-up plan for important events.

However, God didn’t have a Plan B with us.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
—Matthew 28:18-20

We were God's plan.

Heck, we still are the plan.

We are to go out and spread the Good News and to share the Gospel with others who both have and have not yet heard about the saving grace of God and the Savior He brought to us, in the person of Jesus Christ.

Numerous times I’ve heard Pastor Rick comment on this very topic… that according to God’s Word, we were God’s plan. Nowhere in the Bible does it mention anything about what God’s plans were if we failed to follow through on this command; and, being that God is perfect, I don’t think that He simply forgot to include that in the Bible. I don’t believe that God forgot to mention His Plan B, and that’s because there isn’t a Plan B. We have been commanded to share the Good News…that’s our job and purpose. That’s why the Bible calls it the Great Commission…not the Great Suggestion.

Like I said, I’ve heard this topic over and over, but, you know how you can hear something over and over and over again and then, for whatever reason, it finally sinks in and hits you??? Well, for whatever reason, it sunk in last Sunday at church. I began to think that if we were the plan…if God was planning on working through us and He didn’t offer up a Plan B…then He must have a lot of faith and trust in us to do so. And, these are PEOPLE He is having faith in. Fallible, messed-up, unreliable, self-centered, dishonest people. Yet, He believed, and continues to believe, in us. So, why then, do I have so much trouble trusting and putting my faith in God??? Perfect, faithful, trustworthy, loving, all-knowing God. The One who doesn’t change like shifting shadows and Who’s promises hold true.

Last Sunday, I really felt God speak to my heart. He reminded me that He trusts Me with the most precious gift and honor of sharing His story with the world. So why, everyday, do I show such a lack of trust in Him?