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  • Writer's pictureTrey Harper

No Plan "B"

I have often been told that I should plan more than I do for various things in life. I tend to leave my final preparations for business trips, vacations, and similar events until a few days before or sometimes I will leave the house not knowing where I will eat my meals or where I’ll spend the night. I have explained to family and friends that in the past I had spent time preparing for vacations and travel that never happened. I have expressed how it made me feel when things did not work out as I planned for me or others…upset, discouraged and sometimes just angry!

Now do not take this to mean I never plan; I do plan for the most meaningful events and typically have a back-up plan of sorts just in case. I must admit that I don’t always share my plans with others involved which can cause them to be a little anxious.

God has a plan that, if followed correctly, will guarantee each of us eternal life! We might not understand His plan completely and sometimes we might become anxious, but what we need to know, God has made clear.

23 This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. (Acts 2.23-24)

36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do? 38 “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2.36-38)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3.5-6)

Unlike the plans we make that are flawed and often fail, God’s plan is perfect, sure, and as the scripture says definite…no need for a plan “B”.

-Charles Burchfield


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