Have you ever asked the question; “what if?” I am sure, like the rest of us, you have! Let’s take a moment to explore that question. Ever notice that generally that question is asked with a negative perspective? It usually sounds something like this:
What if…I fail?
What if…they don’t like me?
What if…I can’t do it?
What if…it all backfires?
What if…I don’t get the promotion?
What if…what if…what if?
In this context, the “what if” question becomes an enemy to your life. It dictates your actions like an evil slave driver. It never considers your dreams nor your feelings. This question, “what if”, in this context, will be a self-fulfilling prophecy of your life. If you let it, it will keep you from the fullness God has called you to!
WHAT IF…YOU TURNED THE TABLES?
Recently, my life has taken a turn…entered a new season. A new season that we are very excited about. But in this new season I have had the chance to reflect on what my life has been to this point. I am pleased with most of what my life has been this far…but I do believe that there is more! I began to ask myself this question, “what if”, in a positive way. Questions like:
What if…I made a great impact for the kingdom of God?
What if…I could write my story with the end in mind?
What if…I could successfully launch my children into God’s full plan?
What if…I could demonstrate the glory of God in my family, neighborhood, church, and world?
What if…what if …what if?
These questions are challenging and inspiring all at the same time! They wake me in the morning with a passion to seize the opportunity of the day. I am not only asking these questions but working diligently to pursuit the answers.
My challenge, to you, today….ask “what if”…ask it in a positive context!
What if you could change the world? What if you succeed? What if you follow your passions? What if you write your story – how you want it to read? What if you got healthy? What if you knew God personally? What if you lived life fully?
Ask “what if” – I dare you!