How many times have you found yourself in a position and those two words popped out — what if?
What if I had this car? What if I had that house? What if I had those good looks? What if I had this? What if I had that? All of us have experienced those “what if” moments at some point or another.
Maybe right now you’ve been dwelling not on what is, but what could be.
While dreaming is perfectly acceptable and even encouraged, you need to be sure not to fall into a trap of missing what God has given you today. Constantly thinking of what could be is potentially dangerous because it breeds discontentment.
By failing to appreciate where you are today you may miss out on a key ingredient for your tomorrow. You could be limiting your thinking for what God has in store for today.
When you limit your thinking, you limit your possibilities.
Don’t be so fixated on your “what if” moment, that you lose sight of the now. As the great Kung Fu Panda once said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” But in order to fully understand the present, we have to know who holds our tomorrow.
When you recognize that God is in control, He will walk you into all that He has planned for you. When you lean into God, He will lean into you — fully embracing your past, present and future.
The Bible says in John 3:16 ESV, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son…“
This is a gift that transcends time. It reconciles our past, strengthens our today and empowers our tomorrow. Because we have the gift of Jesus Christ we can live fully in the now knowing that He will lead us to a destiny that is much greater than our “what if” fantasies.
Being fully present is living with purpose. And this is the secret to taking on each day with God. Living with purpose sets you up for a tomorrow that will exceed your expectations.
Jesus exceeded our expectations and obliterated the “what if” moments in our life — the veil was torn and there is now no room for us to get lost in pointless speculations of tomorrow. What was once wishful thinking, became finished, fixed, never changing, always overflowing and abundantly fulfilling!
“What if” has no room for “What is”. And we should remember that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Don’t get so caught up in dreaming of tomorrow that you lose sight of what has already been done.
You have an inheritance with Christ — the one who was, who is, and who is to come.