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Burger King

I find there are times in my life that I want things my way. I know what I like and once my mind’s made up, you get the point, I go after it. However, the Burger King method has gotten me only so far. Let’s talk about my military assignments. It’s normal and advisable to create your five year plan. I had mine all mapped out, however, my plan was of what I wanted and some included some uncertain jobs I wanted to do. I also didn’t just do a five year plan, but a 21 year plan, yes you read right. I had completed my career plan all the way to Colonel, full bird, if you’re in the army. Nonetheless, I really didn’t know where I would end up. I knew I always wanted to command and no matter how hard I tried to align the stars to give me what I wanted it never worked, I mean NEVER!!

With a five year career plan compete, I was ready. If I could spell how a break sounds I would. Family, my feelings were hurt. Little did I know what God had already done. I had been strategically placed in various assignments on different levels to the point that I had done everything and in my career field that the next jobs I worked would be for my advantage. I know for a fact I could have never done that. Only after hearing and seeing the different jobs did I see what God had done. The lesson I learned was I can have my way, which is limited, flawed, and will not take me but so far. Or I could accept God’s way, which has a future and hope; an expected end. This scripture came to mind to help me understand how I’d always rather have God’s will every single time was when Jesus said, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” Luke‬ ‭22:42‬ ‭TLV‬‬. I want God’s will because it never fails And it’s not my will that will impact the kingdom, but His will working in me.


Instead of having a Burger King mentality, I want the King of King’s will for my life. It is full of wisdom, love, and security. Having it your way is no match for the promise keeper, He always keeps His word. I’m still learning to step back because I already know that Gods got it all in control. At the end of the day I’m learning to be okay not being okay when what I plan does not happen. I’m learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Why because the word is full of wisdom, “For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward. But if not of my own will, I have been entrusted with a commission.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:17‬ ‭TLV‬‬. I want God to know He can trust me. I want to continue to do His will, to call on Him, to seek His face. Burger King will give it to you your way, while you miss the will of the King of Kong’s. Which would you rather have?

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MN johnson
MN johnson
May 20, 2020

Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Adia, I pray everyday that God's will in my life. ❤

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