I recently started a book by Mark Batterson entitled If: Trading your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities. First, let me say I really enjoy Mark’s writing style. He gets right to the heart of whatever he is writing about and brings the Word in to let us know who the real author is. This book gripped me right at the cover! “If”…how many times have I put out to God my “if only” regrets? When instead I could have turned them into God’s “what if” possibilities!
There have been many times we look back and think, “if only I had done…” The problem with this statement is it keeps us held captive to what could have been. What could have been clouds the vision of our day to day living. When we can’t see the potential in the day before us, we fall into a pattern of past regret. Past regrets keep us from growing into our God potential! God potential is where are “if only” thoughts are turned into “what if” realities.
Just stop and think about the “what if’s” in life. What if we put our faith into action in a super natural way? What if we believed we are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus? What if we knew that we were created in the image of God?
I think the answer is clear, then God can move! He can show up in our lives as a living testimony to those around us who don’t know Him. Lives are saved; people are healed! There is no power that can’t stand against us with God Almighty residing inside us!
In the Bible, the word “if” shows up 1,784 times. If God put it there so many times, I think it’s worthy of our attention. God places the if’s in our lives to give us an opportunity to live them out as His awesome possibilities!
So no more regrets. There is a life filled with “what if’s” just waiting for us to conquer. Gods gone before us; He will guide us through! Imagine the possibilities awaiting me and you!
If God is for us, then who can be against us? So let’s step out and live out the God possibilities in our lives!
Director of Worship Arts