“I have no plan B”

A man that I have recently met shared with me a prayer he had written to God that in every way was a sample of a modern day Psalm. If you are not familiar with this poetic book of the Bible and example of this is found in Ps 27:12-14:
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
It is not every day that people express a type of lament followed by a resounding praise and commitment to trust in God beside their plight. It was refreshing. It was also a challenge for obvious reasons.  How willing am I to be honest about myself but be willing to “finish” with being honest with who God is?
But it was a line in this man’s prayer that really jumped out at me with great tenacity. He said after praying what he prayed to God that “I have no plan B”. This might in some circumstances appear to be a foolish state of being. It is always smart (I suppose not in every case) to have some back up plan in case what you were trying to accomplish with the first method fails. This would fall under the “well prepared” category. You might first think of a camping trip or quitting a job as places to have that contingency plan in place in case it goes wrong. 
When it comes to our following Jesus there is something different. When you read about Jesus’ feeding of the 5000 in John he follows it up with a discourse on how he is the “Bread from Heaven” ready to sustain his people in marvelous ways. The teaching is so far out of reach for some that they walk away. Jesus turns to Peter and the Twelve and asks, “You’re not going to leave too, are you?”. Peter answered, “Lord, I have no plan B“. Of course, that is my interpretation of Peter’s response: “To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God” (John 6:67-69). But that is essentially what he is saying. This may be difficult right now, but there is no alternative path for us. 
I believe that what Peter said in these words manifested itself loud and clear when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. It was at that point they even rejoiced when they were beaten for Jesus, “because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”
Too much of the time Christians live their lives with a plan B. They look to find the “will of God for their life” but keep a contingency plan, usually with what they want at the core. God is big enough, resourced enough, and trustworthy enough to be in charge of our plan A without rival. The Apostle Paul was fierce in this way, declaring, “I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I many finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me…” (Acts 20:24). It is good for us in seasons of our life to reflect on if we are truly given over to God on all matters. So I ask you, are you sold out for what God has or do you have a plan B? 
Pastor Brandon