People today know everything and want to no more. Sadly, this Information Age is breeding a character trait called entitlement—a deep expectation of deserving to know, have, and be anything and everything there is to know, have, and be. While the kingdoms of this world operate within this framework of entitlement, the kingdom of God does not.
In fact, the Bible rails against a spirit of entitlement saying there is none worthy other than Jesus Christ himself who died without sin on a cross so that we could escape the wages of sin, that is. death. Therefore, we must cast down our crowns—our deserving of greatness in knowledge, possession, and power—before the Lord God Almighty who truly is all-knowing, everywhere present, and all-powerful.
What Christ did on the cross is called grace. It comes without strings attached, but to live in God’s grace, we cannot continue in this world’s mindset of entitlement. This mindset leads even the best of Christians down an antithetical path of expecting to know all the details before taking one step on God’s command. We want to know the specifics. But why?
Our deceitful minds would like to convince ourselves that we need to know more to ensure success because we want to do our best for the Lord! Oh yes, quite altruistic! However, obedience requires nothing but a yes—unwavering obedience, without question or follow-up question or condition. Just saying yes brings faith into the equation and begins to release the strongholds that often delay our miracles and desires in God. Unbridled faith like this means surrendering your WHY to the WILL of the Master.
Abraham didn’t know. Joseph didn’t know. Moses didn’t know. Rahab didn’t know. The Twelve Disciples didn’t know. Who knew the full plan before they took one step? Not one, except Jesus, who was and is and is to come Lord God Almighty.
If the very one who formed the foundations of the world, who saw our end before our beginning, the Great I AM . . . if Christ alone is the author and finisher of our faith, then why do we think we should know anything about God’s plan for us beyond that which he, in his unmatched and immeasurable wisdom, sees fit to reveal in his timing and grace?
Be brave. Be obedient. Be the one that surrenders the Why for the Way!
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”John 14:6 KJV