Tuesday: 2nd October, 2019

Luke 9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

At almost every stage on lower rungs of the academic ladder, there are a variety of options that allows one to have a plan A, a plan B even a plan C. Even in choosing programmes for university, one has up to five options for courses. Hence, many take advantage of this to choose a range of programmes citing the reason: in case we don’t get into A, B is available.

The Samaritans refusal to allow Jesus Lodge in their city angered his disciples so much that they wanted to call down fire from heaven. For this, Jesus rebuked them and went on to another city. Now, while the samaritan city missed out on a chance to host the King of kings, they teach another lesson which I would like to highlight.

The reason they refused Jesus was because He was headed to Jerusalem as that was something He had resolved to do. Thus, to the samaritan Town, they were His ‘Plan B’ and they had issues with that. They wanted to be plan A and there is nothing wrong with that.

Beloved, whenever we have plan A, B and C running concurrently, even though we have multiple pathways available, our execution of each is proportionally divided because we are not focused fully on any one of them. So if you have a plan A, how well are you executing your plan A? Because if that is the best standard, even though you will make room for contingencies, you won’t have to worry about a plan B.

Don’t preoccupy yourself with too many and end up not doing the best in any.


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