Putting All My Eggs in One Basket


Last Sunday, as I was sitting in Church, I started thinking about everything I wanted to do. A writer, a teacher, a traveler…but I also want to pray for the sick, and see miracles happen. Yet somehow the two visions wouldn’t mesh in my mind. When I thought of being a teacher, I couldn’t picture myself also praying for the sick, and when I thought of myself teaching others about God, I couldn’t picture myself as a fiction writer as well.

I sat there pondering why that was. Suddenly it occurred to me: without meaning to I had made contingency plans.

In anything else, the common advice given is “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Because sooner or later something might fall through, and you need a back up plan. But I realized that with God it is just the opposite. With God I need to put all my eggs in one basket. I need to put all my trust in Him.

I still don’t know how it will all work out. I still believe I will be a writer and a teacher, and that I can also pray for the sick, and travel, and help others. But I will put all my trust in God and believe that everything will work together, that everything can be done in Him.


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