I might possibly be writing this post because I need the reminder myself.
It’s no surprise to those of you who have followed along in this journey with me for sometime now that I am a huge worrier. I have talked about my tendency to worry on the blog numerous times. When anything seems uncertain financially, I tend to go on this whirlwind of “what ifs” as I stress myself out realizing all the options I have to fix it, won’t really work. When it comes to being a wife, and especially since becoming a mother, I can come up with the worst possible things that can happen to my family when I am not around. I could probably win some sort of reward for being the queen of “what ifs.” I am that good. Seriously.
But, what if I could change the things I “what if” about? (Like what I did there? Or did I lose you? Hang on, it’s coming). What if instead of thinking of all the things that could possibly go wrong, what if I switched to thinking about all the things that could go right?
What if when I feel like we are drowning in bills and expenses for the month, instead of dwelling on the thought that we won’t make it, or we will never pay off the credit card, or we will never afford to get Elyse all the clothes she needs…what if I dwelt on the possibility of the miracle? What if someone blesses us with an amazing start to the supply of clothes we need for our baby girl? What if we some how manage to pay that unexpected bill and still afford groceries for the week? What if a blessing comes through and I didn’t even have to worry about it at all?
What if I could stop wasting time coming up with all the things that could go wrong, and focus on the fact that there’s a hundred things that could go right?
I can’t count the number of times everything has worked out, and I look back and realize how much time I wasted worrying about everything that could go wrong. Even crazier, not a single one of those things I thought about happened!
So, what if today I replaced every negative what if, with a positive what if? I wonder what could happen then.