Have you ever found yourself thinking: I’d be happy when ____________or if ____________? I too have found myself in this place.
I have said things aloud such as, Whoo! I can’t wait until the Summer” (like experiencing the Fall isn’t a blessing.) Or “My goodness it’s hot out here, I can’t wait until the Fall!”
I’ve even had real conversations with myself such as, “I’d be happier if I were married.” Or “I’d be happier once I left my 9 to 5.” One thing I’ve learned about life is our inner peace should not be determined by outside circumstances. What lies within you is far greater than anything that could ever happen around you.
Here are 5 steps to overcoming the “IF” Factor:
- Be grateful for your NOW!
- Embrace what God has for YOU!
- Develop a pre-determined mindset of intentional living!
- Look at others long enough to be inspired but turn away when tempted to covet
- Live life abundantly!
Following the above steps will position you to living a life of “WHAT NEXT GOD!?” Rather than “WHAT IF?” The first one operates in faith & the other is led by fear. Which will you choose? You have what it takes to overcome the IF factor! Live in your NOW & begin to thank God for His many blessings and name them one by one!