“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH THE “WHAT IF’S” OF LIFE? All too often the source of worry is buried in the “what if’s” of the situation. What if I fail? What if no one likes me? What if my dream is to big? By hyper-focusing on the negative possible outcomes our minds become infiltrated with worrisome thoughts that leave God out of the picture.
The Bible reminds us that we are to take false thoughts captive and view them in light of God’s truth (2 Corinthians 10:5). Suppose we took all our what if’s and viewed them from another perspective? Instead of entertaining everything that could go wrong what if we considered all the things that could go right. It’s a simple mind shift that happens when we flip the question from the wrong side of what if to the right side. What if I do succeed? What if I meet the most amazing friends? What if it turns out that with God my dream is possible? Our enemy wants to keep us swirling in anxious thoughts but what Satan meant for harm God uses for good. With a slight change in perspective God can use our what if’s to propel us to greater courage and faith.
Will you consider the right side of what if by taking your thoughts captive and viewing them from God’s perspective? Practice flipping your negative what if’s into positive what if’s.