The “what if” questions of life are hard, heavy, and honestly difficult to ask. Yet so often we live our lives beneath these questions and never say them out loud.
What if they never get better?
What if I never get that job?
What if I never feel valuable?
What if I never have a child?
What if I never accomplish that goal?
What if I never get married?
What if my children don’t turn out the way I think they should?
What if my marriage falls apart?
What if I lose my job?
What if I ruin my kids?
What if I don’t have the money?
What if I can’t make it one more day?
We live suffering in silence believing we may never get the one thing we think will satisfy us. And we worry that not having that one thing will ruin our lives. It makes us feel powerless and at times worthless.
What if I told you there is a better way to deal with the “what if’s” of life?
There is! When we simply change the “what if” to a “what is” statement, we can begin a new way to process our worries.
Rather than, “What if they never get better?” We say, “What is true is that God works all things together for good.”
Rather than, “What if I never get the job?” We say, “What is true is that God always provides my needs.”
Too often we ask and proclaim the wrong questions and statements. Focusing on “what if” leads us to dwell in doubt. If we replace our doubt with a declaration of who God is, we will begin a new way of thinking.
This thinking is a transformational action that frees us from the worry within us. What “what if” questions do you ask the most?
And how can you change that “what if” to a “what is” statement about God?
For me, I often ask, “What if I don’t succeed at this?” God consistently reminds me, “What is true is that all the glory belongs to me either way.” When I stop to consider the truth of my “what if” questions, I’m often challenged with the truth about who God is.
What about you?
Love & Blessings,