Every day I see people making decisions that have high consequences and cause detrimental damage to their lives.
I tend to stop and think, "What if?" that were me? What would I do?"
There are times when I feel that I am too preoccupied with the "What ifs?" in the world, but I firmly believe that it is those very same "What ifs?" that keep me grounded.
- I weren't afraid to go to jail? What would I get into without worry about consequences?
- I did not know God? What types of evil would I let control me?
- I did not have a solid background and loving family? Where would I go for comfort and love?
- I had no self control? What types of vices would I let consume me?
- I had no love for self? Would I be able to love my children so?
- I did not say, "Thank you" whenever I was blessed? Would I still receive those blessings?
I am so thankful of the "What ifs?" that swirl around in my head every day.
If it weren't for them, I would probably act before thinking. I wouldn't know that by working though my selfishness I would be graciously rewarded in the long run.
If it weren't for the "What ifs?" I would probably have been to afraid to take a leap of faith and believe in God. How?
Because I often think "What if?" there is a hell and I didn't take the time to know God?
"What if?" I lived selfishly without thinking of others, would I end up alone?
Where would I be? What type of person would I be?
I really don't want to know.
But ... what if?