One of my very early mistakes as a young man was to deny the calling of God on my life to be a minister. In my defense I did not completely deny Him but I wasn’t willing to fully rely on Him to provide for me. I wanted a contingency plan.
I knew full well that generally speaking that ministers were not financially well off and I wanted to be able to provide for my family. I wanted to be able to buy things I had always wanted and give my children things that I could never have. I knew that more than likely that would not be possible in the ministry.
Then what if I lost my job what would I do? I would have nothing to fall back on. I would be forced to work some menial job that was under paid and over worked. I had to have something to fall back on. I was living the Life of a “what if” Christian.
It is all a matter of faith, really. If we profess to trust God we must trust in Him fully. Back up plans limit us and prove just how little control we are willing to allow God to have in our lives. We live in the fear of what if I get hurt, what if I stumble, what if I mess up, what if I don’t make it or what if it doesn’t pan out. These doubts, while natural are hurdles we must overcome as believers. We must use our faith to grow and find satisfaction and fulfillment in our Christian life. The Plan B’s and C’s have to be excluded. We should find ourself in a Plan A life. No fall back plan because truthfully we don’t need it our Plan A is God and that is pretty sure fire if you ask me.