I had several different majors in college. This was because I had no real idea of what I wanted to do so I ended up with several Plan B’s. At the end of the day, I took none of them and became a pastor. It took me a while to get around to letting go of everything that wasn’t God’s idea for my life.
Having a Plan B is a great idea for all kinds of other things, but it’s a poor substitute for God’s plan for your life. I’ve caught myself asking, “What happens if God doesn’t answer” or “What happens if this doesn’t work out”. The problem with Plan B thinking is often times it replaces Plan A effort. When it comes to God’s ideas and dreams for our lives He’s asking us to go all in, Heart & Soul!
My friends laugh at me because I can’t multi-task. I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time. This has always frustrated me. In order for me to be effective I have to give each task my undivided attention. It turns out, I might have been right all along. According to Dr. Jim Taylor and a lot of other smart people, there’s no such thing as multi-tasking. Dr. Taylor says, “What people think is multi-tasking is actually serial tasking. Rather than engaging in simultaneous tasks, you are in fact shifting from one task to another to another in rapid succession.”
Herein lies the problem with our life plans and goals. Too many of us are spiritual multi-taskers. We think that we can focus on several things and still achieve a positive outcome. In Psalm 27:4 David said, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” The key phrase is ONE THING.
When we get singularly focused on pleasing God and serving Him the things that would trip us up begin to fade into the background. God’s will always becomes clearer when distractions get more distant. When you seek that “one thing” everything else finds it’s priority. David was still a very successful king but his first goal was to keep the main thing, the main thing.
Get your eyes on where you are going or you’ll never leave where you are, you’ll just stand there looking around. Destiny is a root for the word destination. If you aim for nothing you’ll always hit it. Focus today on Christ alone and He will begin to order your steps in His word.
There is no Plan B.