What if is a silent discourager, a dream killer, and fear instiller. We could spend all day dreaming up what if’s, or we could go years with that silent fear robbing our joy. I know I get consumed with the what if’s of life. Yet as I look back on my life I can see God’s hand on it. I am constantly amazed at his work in my life. So why do I get so hung up on the what ifs? There are things that I would not do over in my life, and would never want to go through again, but I am so thankful they happened. As I look back now I can see God’s hand in it and that it made me a better person. So I need this reminder, I need to focus on trusting in God’s plan. I need to stop worrying and brewing up things that “could happen” in my future. What if’s are pointless. They may happen, and they may not. Most of the time it is out of our control. So what is the point of worrying about something that may just possibly happen?
I don’t know about you, but I needed this encouraging quote today. I have a sign hanging on our wall that has a verse on it from Isaiah saying, Lord send me. It is a constant reminder to me that wherever God leads me will be for my good, so I can’t get caught up in the what ifs. I will choose to trust that God has my life in control.