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You know what happened. God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a perfect environment call Eden. The one and only condition was clear. Don’t eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That’s in Genesis chapter 2.
That was it. One rule. And they broke it. Satan in the form of a serpent convinced Adam and Eve to disobey God.
God expelled them from Eden and covered their naked bodies. Then He made a promise. One would come to defeat Satan and restore the relationship between God and mankind.
A few thousand years later God sent Jesus. He was that Promised One who defeated Satan. The opportunity for a restored relationship with God was now available to everyone.
However, Jesus went back to Heaven. But before He left He revealed in a command the unique plan of God to let the world know. We call it the Great Commission. Jesus told His followers they were responsible for letting people know how they could have a relationship with God through Jesus.
You and I are God’s plan A. Amazing isn’t it? The perfect God sent His perfect Son to bridge the gap between God and man. Then He placed His imperfect followers in charge of telling their friends and neighbors. And those that accepted what Jesus did were responsible for telling their friends and neighbors.
So it has been for around 2000 years.
What if we fail? What if plan A doesn’t work out? That’s the screwy part. There is no plan B. We do this or it doesn’t get done.
Plan A people fit into two categories. One group has heard the command but has chosen to leave it to others. The excuses vary, but the result is the same. They don’t tell anyone.
The other group has heard the command and has decided to obey it. There is one problem with this group. They feel unqualified. They really want to do what is expected, but they don’t know how to get started.
For those who have chosen to be obedient help is available. When Jesus returned to His home in Heaven He sent a Helper. We call Him the Holy Spirit.
Here’s the deal. Once my relationship has been restored to the way God intended it to be then there is nothing more I can do to improve my life. Others must come before me. I can’t do it by myself, and God knows that. So I have the Holy Spirit available to help me fulfill the command we call the Great Commission.
What’s your relationship with God like? Has it been restored by the sacrifice of Jesus? Yes? Great. Now we both can focus on others.
I admit I’ve neglected my responsibility in this area. If you have also maybe it’s time for both of us to rethink our lives.
Others need to hear. That’s the plan. We are God’s Plan A.