What's on Your Plate?
You do not need to have all the answers (and trust me you won’t) when you’re traveling through any transition. Step away from the fixation of needing to be in control because you certainly will not win that match with God. Understanding everything is overrated and will not determine your success in “becoming.” Again, focus on what you “eat,” the elements you provide daily for your soul, and that will be the key to your up rise. Interestingly enough, Jesus also used “food” to keep Him aligned with His mission. He said, “My food is to be doing the will of him who sent me and bring it to completion” (John 4:34 TPT).
Jesus had enemies and lots of them—yet He always rose above them, triumphantly outlasting and outmaneuvering every conspiracy aimed to take Him out. How did our Champion do it? He ate “food.” Feasting on every word that proceeded from the mouth of God (see Matthew 4:4 NASB), rather than the barrage of negative voices that seeped through the crowd. He spit them out, giving no room for anything that was not from the heart of His Father. As long as He controlled what He received and internally digested, no one had a chance of changing His direction or affecting His focus.
Think about the reactions of Jesus on the day of His execution. What came out of Him personified what was in Him. Never once did Jesus show any sign of aggression towards those assigned to torture Him, nor did He lash back at any of those who mocked and sneered at Him. Some have assumed Jesus was able to resist the temptation of “letting them have it,” by mastering the art of self-control. That’s not true. The real reason why He could not adhere to the thought of retaliation, or foster any negative emotion towards His attackers, was because these things emphatically did not exist in the heart of Jesus. He could not manifest anything but what He had consumed on His earthly journey to the finished work of the cross. Everything from the extensive love and compassion, the pleading to the Father to forgive His enemies, to the invitation of paradise for a convicted criminal who hung beside Him, was all a clear picture of what Jesus had become and what He had allowed to feed His heart and His mind.
So what's on your plate?