Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own]. (1 Thessalonians 5:24, NLT)
A lot of times we are confronted with what if…? question, especially when we are at a crossroad of making major decisions in our lives. And it’s interesting that often what follows “what if” is negative. It is easy to answer when the question is being posed by someone else. However, it becomes difficult when we constantly hear our inner voices asking us What if…? In our closets, we hear questions like What if I die from this sickness? What if I fail this exam? What if this business idea fails? What if I lose in this deal? What if nobody likes my post? what if…?
The scripture says that God is faithful and absolutely trustworthy and He will do what He has promised you. In Jeremiah 29:11, God said “I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.” (CEV). God has good plans for your future and I love how the Contemporary English Version translated Jeremiah 29:11; God will bless you with a future filled with hope. Hallelujah! What a mighty God we serve, Who through His Spirit constantly shower on our souls, bodies, and spirits with His lavish goodness.
What follows your “what if” question is critical in determining the steps you would take toward achieving the plans God has for your future.
If it’s negative, then you would remain passive. However if what follows your “what if” is positive, it would energize you to take bold steps, trusting in God’s faithfulness, to reach beyond your potentials.
Hence when the enemy tries to stop you from reaching your promised land by throwing questions like, what if I fail? What if they leave me? What if I don’t get the job? What if I don’t qualify? What if I die in the process? Etc, counterattack with positive response: what if I win? What if they stay close till the end? What if I get the job? What if I qualify to be the best? What if I survive till the end?
For instance when you ask yourself what if I win or succeed? You are sure that the consequences or results would be great and you would take the necessary steps, trusting in God that His promises for your future will come to pass.
God has promised to “bless you with a future filled with hope – a future of success, not of suffering.” If you remain passive, you aren’t going receive anything. The devil will hold you bound and keep you poor, sick, weak, sad, disappointed, rejected, etc. Be wise, be smart, be hopeful, and watch carefully what follows your “what if”.
I couldn’t end without sharing In Jesus’ Name from Darlene Zschech