"…And she smiles at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

What if…..?

Once again, a question I came across on Pinterest has been challenging me, so I wanted to share it with you here.

It’s a simple question, really. But for several days now it’s had me asking the big, “What if…..?”

What if each time I’m tempted to COMPLAIN about something, I bow my head instead?

What if my friends and family never hear me WORRY aloud, because I’m too busy taking my concerns before God to verbalize the things I shouldn’t be worrying about anyway?

What if I never MURMURED about anything, but took every struggle straight to the only One who can do something about it?

The “What if…..?” questions go on and on, and the answer, of course, is that God’s way is ALWAYS better.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

So, are you ready to work on this with me?

Today, instead of grabbing your cell phone to call your best friend when you’re worried, or texting your husband when something goes wrong, or unloading your frustrations on your mother or you kids or your co-workers—or anyone else who will listen—why not FIRST take it all to God in prayer? I can’t wait to see the difference it makes!

Who’s with me?

Thanks for stopping by!


Comments on: "What if…..?" (14)

  1. Ellen Tidwell said:

    I’m with you! I also have been thinking some time of the one that asks “what if tomorrow, you woke up with only the things you thanked God for today?”.

  2. I actually sarted working on this same thing late last year and I can’t even begin to tell you the difference it has made in my life. I am amazed at the power of prayer and at the sense of power that prayer gives me. The next step for me is to start a prayer journal.

  3. I love this and completely agree! 🙂
    I memorized Philippians 4:6-7 by constant use when I was pregnant with Kastin and doctors thought she might have Down’s Syndrome. Now it’s my favorite for sharing with other Christians during times of trouble. I especially love the thought of God’s peace guarding my heart and mind!

  4. How powerful could it be if we called our Mothers, texted our husbands or asked our families to stop whatever they’re doing and prayed TOGETHER about these things? Amy, you are a wise woman!

    • Karen, that is exactly right. If only we’d do it! I’ve been guilty of spending more time asking people to pray than actually praying! It’s never intentional, but sometime I look back and realize it. Thanks for adding a great idea!

  5. I’m with you. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love this reminder! I’m with you! 🙂

  7. I’m with you!

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