What If…

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What if I woke up every morning and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was right where I needed to be?

What if I woke up every morning and realized that I had absolutely no control over the past?

What if I woke up every morning and understood that tomorrow is resting securely is in His hands?

What if I woke up every morning and became acutely aware of all the tools He has placed at my disposal?

What if I woke up every morning and decided to be relentlessly focused on the opportunities He has put in front of me today?

I wonder.

What could I do? Who could I be? How would I live each day differently?

What “what ifs” are you dwelling on today?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • those what ifs are huge game changers. i want to live with that kind of "reckless" faith and abandon. i can't even imagine what life would look like if i really did. but the unimaginable, illogical life is the one i want to live.

    what if i started right this very moment?

  • I think my past would be the what if..for me, but now that I have found that faith in God, and have found that blessed assurance he has done exactly what he said he would do, he has taken what was meant to destroy me, and used it for his glory. Also 2 Cor. 1:3-5: 3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort." As he pulled me out of my troubles, and pulled me out of my sufferings, we are now called as the redeemed to reach into the fire for people that have gone through similar situations. It is our responsibility and our right and our obligation to God to use our past for the future generations to see what God can do, to see what God can bring you through, to see what God is able of which is anything and everything. Amazing post.

  • I'm wondering what good it does to play with "What-ifs?" Is it good for the present to consider "being" somewhere else (physically or emotionally?) or is it better to ask "What now?"

    What can I do NOW to get closer to my "what if?"

    At least, that's where I've landed.

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  • Walter

    Good post Lindsey. God is not afraid of the future, so why are we? Knowing there is no perspiration on His upper lip should give us great comfort.

  • Good post, you have a lot of similar What If's that I have.

    I'd like to add: What if I woke up every morning and was excited about going to work because I know it's part of His master plan? What if I woke up every morning and knew without doubt that I had the power to make a difference?
    My recent post Conversation With God…

  • What if I could read your blog and not think about how inferior mine is?

    I'm just saying.
    My recent post dreaming with a troubled heart

  • Mikie sent me. Clear, simple, sound, and not just catchy. Am printing and pasting for family devotions. Opening a new blog, mainly for dads, of a similar bent. Laying it out now and I like your model. Don't quite get the ad stuff though.

  • I only just got up – and as usual I am not awake enough, yet, to think about 'what if's. But: yours sound great!
    I especially like the last ones:
    "What if I woke up every morning and became acutely aware of all the tools He has placed at my disposal?"

    "What if I woke up every morning and decided to be relentlessly focused on the opportunities He has put in front of me today?"

    They'll be my 'what if's' for today! 🙂
    My recent post Trust

  • I was dwelling on the same what if's on my blog yesterday too… lots of questions. But ready for God to invade my world and show me how to live LIFE for real!! 🙂
    My recent post Questions &amp an Answer

  • Cindy Schuerr

    I love having what if's to think about. Lindsay, you hit the nail on the head for me today. I am so in a place of change in my life right now. Thanks for the food for thought.:-)

  • What if I trusted not just fully, but with JOY?
    My recent post Good Advice — Wedded Wednesday

  • Great post, Lindsey. I've been working this mindset all month as part of my "Pete Wilson Challenge." I've been living every day this month from Pete's oft-repeated commented "What would you do if you knew that God was with you?"

    A lot of your questions ended up being answered for me this month even when I wasn't asking those questions! I've felt significantly less stress at work and home, I've seen some really great things done in my life that I would have missed because I was looking for the home run rather than a single, I've had the chance to share Christ with people that I've never spoken to about it before, I've been able to help people and most importantly God's exposed things within me that have been holding me back from serving Him.

    It's been joyful, it's been painful and it's been a challenge to keep going because frankly the enemy hates it when you focus on God. However, this month has been transformational. Even though I won't be blogging daily about TPWC after July, I'm planning to keep living this way.
    My recent post TPWC Day 22- From the muddy banks of the Wishkah

  • What if I quit worrying and overthinking and just jumped into this opportunity God has given me?
    My recent post Location- location- location- Its not just for real estate

  • Kori

    I love this post and I needed to read it today. Thank you. Here is another what if I have been thinking about:

    What if I truly felt my feelings and took them to God rather than numbing them out with food, tv, books, people, other distractions?

  • Oh man, even better! Thanks for your blogging.
    My recent post Stop Tweeting- Start Writing

  • Not to sound cliche…but what if I could let go, and let God? what if I woke up and died to self daily? what if I actually COMPLETELY trusted God..rather than placing some in my flesh..in my circumstances..in my job? What if I woke up and walked thru the day asking God to have His way in every decision..
    My recent post 6 Years Yo!

  • Love this!