What if…?

What if…?

Our days tend to be filled with “what ifs” and “if onlys”:

What if I had done it this way instead of that? If only I would have done it the other way…

When we allow these types of questions to control our feelings and the way we live our life, we bring the ill effects of doubt, anguish, anxiety, sorrow, depression, and even anger upon us.  Judgment and reasoning become an arduous task.  We begin to doubt our abilities. We start questioning our motives, and lose trust in our God-given abilities and talents. 

Does this sound familiar? We have probably all been there, at one time or another.  After all, we are human.  When we beat ourselves up over decisions we regret, we sometimes take it out on those we love: family, friends, and even God.

A couple days ago, I came across one of those “what if” questions:

“What if today, we were just grateful for everything?”- Charles Schulz

God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but to give it our best, learn from our failings, and move forward with our lives toward His Kingdom:

“Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. “1Thes 5: 16-18 (NAB)

***God Bless***

 

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About the Author

Michael Glassmeyer is a lifelong Catholic who has spent the past several years examining his own faith and beliefs in an attempt to understand the beliefs and actions of others involving local, state, national, and world events. Michael lives in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and is married with three children. (@MPGlassmeyer)