If I Only Had...
Remember when the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz sang If I only had a brain? He believed all of his troubles would be solved if he could only get the one thing he was missing. He spent his life tied to a post while the world passed him by.
Aren't we all a little like the scarecrow? We stay tied to our posts (dead-end jobs, messed up relationships, failing finances, etc.) and never really reach our full potential, simply because we're waiting for the "perfect" situation. We say "If I only had:
But while we're waiting for the "perfect" life, our REAL life is passing us by.
What if we didn’t wait until everything magically fell into place? What if we checked out that group exercise class at our current size and didn’t worry about what people thought? What if we were good stewards with the money God blessed us with instead of splurging on unnecessary things? What if we prayed for our teenager as much as we complained about him/ her? And what if we began to prepare ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually for our godly soulmate now?
We have to stop saying ‘if I only had’ and instead remember God’s promises. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Be brave! Get off your post!
I encourage you to remove the words ‘if I only had’ from your vocabulary. Instead say 'I will!’ The life you want is within your reach, as long as you are willing to let go of your excuses.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
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