Double Protein Tacos Recipe

Releasing Expectations & Double Protein Breakfast Tacos

Luke 9:23 (erv)

Jesus continued to say to all of them, “Any of you who want to be my follower must stop thinking about yourself and what you want. You must be willing to carry the cross that is given to you every day for following me.

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At first glance, the Bible can feel unrelatable sometimes, can’t it? This verse is set in a time that we know Jesus is about to die on a cross. If you know the details of the Bible, you probably also know that some of His disciples will also die for their faith.

Now, in our country, most people don’t die over their faith, which makes this verse and others like it feel unrelatable, and easy to glaze right over. But Jesus’ message here goes deeper than the literal death on a cross that He and some of His followers would soon face.

Even though you and I probably won’t physically carry a wooden cross in our lifetimes, we will all face a proverbial cross, probably daily. When Jesus talks about carrying our cross, He’s referring to suffering and death. We have to put our plans and agendas to death in order to accept what God has for us. And of course, this will cause suffering.

Sound like I’m being dramatic, saying that giving up our plans will cause suffering? Have you ever chased after a dream with everything you had, only to watch it fail? Have you ever gone into a situation with a desired outcome and quickly watched it slip away? Divorce papers on a marriage you expected to last forever. A single pink line on a test you expected to have two. A phone call that never comes when you’re sure it will.

What Jesus really means here is that we have to let go of and surrender our expectations. That seems confusing though, right? Does this mean that we should enter into every situation without a single goal? Absolutely not. Goal setting is key in maintaining motivation and measuring progress. As Christians, what we must do is learn the difference between expectations and desires.

Unlike the world, our expectations should line up with God’s promises. Our desires may not. That’s okay – but knowing the difference is crucial. That’s not to say that our desires are bad things; in some cases, they might be good things. They might be things that used to be promises, before sin entered the world. An example would be marriage; it’s my desire that my husband would love me and remain faithful to me forever. But God never promises that. He certainly instructs it. But the only thing He promises is that He will love me forever. Another example would be that I desire to be successful. But my expectation should be that I use my gifts in a way that helps others and glorifies God, because that’s what the Word promises.

When we mix up our desires and our expectations, the opportunity to become angry with God arises. We have to fight the lie that our unmet desires are attached to God’s character. It’s so easy to believe that we’re being rewarded when things go well and punished when they don’t. That thought process has the potential to drive a wedge between us and our Creator, because ultimately, something will go wrong. If we stop trusting God because of it, that’s a small victory for the enemy.

Write

What are some expectations you have that you’re really attached to? List any that you can think of in your journal today.

Pray

Ask God for His help in surrendering your expectations and carrying your cross today.

Double Protein Breakfast Tacos

3 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

8 minTotal Time

Serves 1 • 3 Breakfast Tacos

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides or 1 scoop unflavored protein powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons avocado
  • 2 strips turkey bacon (or other meat of choice)
  • shredded cheese
  • fresh salsa
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs and collagen peptides or protein in a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat
  3. Pour 1/3 of the batter into the pan and cook for 30 seconds and flip
  4. Cook for an additional 30 seconds
  5. Repeat until all the batter is used
  6. Cook egg whites and turkey bacon in a skillet
  7. Divide all toppings into thirds and layer into taco shells
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