I am ashamed to admit that when I am faced with the unknown, I quickly jump on a racetrack of “what ifs” and race towards all the things that could go wrong. Failure, rejection and on and on the list goes, until I have practically painted a picture of bad things that haven’t even happened!
There is no denying the fact that thoughts of terror and fear are going to find their ways into our lives…it’s inevitable. However, what isn’t inevitable is how we choose to approach those thoughts. Sure, jumping out of our comfort zones could be bad decision. But, what if, it becomes one of the best decisions we ever made?
Life is teaching me to get excited about all the things that could go right, instead of all the things that could wrong! I wonder how much more fulfilling life would be if we were quick to reach positive conclusions, as oppose to negative ones? Probably, a million times better!
Although, God’s promises do not come with a shipping tracker, we know that they will reach us…someway…somehow…someday soon. Adopting a positive outlook on life, no matter what may be staring us in the face, is not an act of crazy, but of confident faith. We know the end from the beginning. Jesus won, which means we win. End of story and probably the best book spoiler I have ever gotten!
In essence, rationality is a way of life. The human brain cannot fully comprehend or accept God’s Word without some “what ifs”. I personally see it this way: I might as well look for all the good “what ifs”, that are more likely to happen than the bad ones!
Happy Father’s Day to our Heavenly and earthly fathers…this life wouldn’t be possible without them!