Posted by: S. L. Doss | August 10, 2013

What if…?

I heard a message at church not long ago which impacted me to the core. He started out by saying this: The words “what” and “if” separately are some of the most non-threatening words in the English language. But when put together, the phrase “what if…” will haunt you for the rest of your life.

What if I had worked at x? What if I had married y? What if I’d never moved to z? I could spend the rest of my life asking “what if?” A lot of people do, and spend their lives tormented by regret, disappointment and heartbreak.

The what-ifs are not conducive to a life of peace and balance. I can’t enjoy a happy, healthy relationship with my husband if I’m wondering if I should have married someone else. I can’t have fun with my son, enjoying each day and watching with excitement as he grows and learns if I dwell on the what if I never had a child.

So, what do I do? How do I conquer the what-ifs and live peacefully, joyfully, abundantly?

Well, I apply that preacher’s message to my life. You know, the one I said impacted me so strongly? So, what did he preach on, anyway?

Principles to Live By

He elaborated on 11 principles we all need to apply to our lives, and if we do so, we will be at peace with both God and man, and the chaos of life will no longer rule.

Join me on my journey as I delve deeper into each principle and strive to apply them to my life. Will it be easy? No. But nothing worth anything is easy. Or free. It will cost money, time, effort. But in the end, when I find that place of peace, it will be worth it.

Don’t turn away and then find yourself asking, “What if I had joined that journey? Would life be better?” Let’s learn and apply the principles of life together!

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” – Isaiah 43:18-19

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