’Big Brother 12’: Is Matt Trying to Back Door Rachel?

In the last nomination ceremony, Matt elected Andrew and Kathy to be on the block for eviction.  Andrew was told he is a pawn and a place holder.  Matt never revealed who exactly he wants to be a replacement for Andrew, should someone save Andrew with a veto.  Andrew is upset.

Kathy, too, is upset.  She voted emotionally last week by casting for Matt to leave the house.  Determined not to ‘go along to get along,’ she told viewers during a journal entry in the diary room that she is her own person. 

Because Andrew and Kathy do not have any known alliances beyond simple friendships in the Big Brother house, is it wise for Matt, the self-proclaimed brains of the game, to vote off ‘floaters?’  Does he have a master plan to back door another member of the house in this evening’s live veto event?

As the Scottish poet Robbie Burns wrote, “the best laid plans o’ mice and men gang aft agley.”  According to the spoilers, it seems like Matt’s master plan to get Rachel or Brendon out will not be happening tonight.  Unless Matt is able to convince the veto holder otherwise, I believe the nominations will stand as is.  It was a good strategy, Matt, too bad.

In life when we make plans, things gang aft agley – or often go awry.  Have you ever heard the saying, “If you want to make God laugh, make a plan?”  Even the most carefully crafted decisions for the future can fall apart and leave us wondering why God doesn’t agree.

“I know the plans I have for you,” says God in Jeremiah 29:11, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”  Sometimes we feel like replying to God, “Can You let me in on those plans?  I had other ideas!”

It’s true that we cannot predict the future but only make an educated guess about the next step.  Prayerfully, Christians seek out the word and listen to Him for guidance.  We continue to plan; we continue to adjust when the plans don’t materialize; we continue on in faith that He knows best. 

Things change fast in the Big Brother house.  If Matt doesn’t bend with the winds that blow, he’ll soon be left behind.  As Christians, we must learn also to be flexible…there is not only a master plan – it is the Master’s plan.

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