What IF I would have had more words in the title of this blog. Would more people read it? IF I was concerned about how many would read it is my focus on who and where it needs to be?
I’m honestly not a huge fan of the word. Oftentimes, the use of the word “If” means it could’ve, would’ve or should’ve been. Many use it to express regret. Or, it may mean lamenting the present. For some, it might be the prerequisite to an excuse. Frequently looking back instead of moving forward.
I’ve personally used the word to try and cover up or gloss over mistakes I had made. For example, “I wouldn’t have responded like that IF they would have…” or “I would never have done that IF they would have…” It’s a form of “passing the buck”…making someone else responsible.
I learned something new today, Jesus used the word “If” many times in the Bible. Much more than I had thought. It is His way of letting us know we have free will to choose. A choice that will change our life forever. Check out the link below. It is an incredible article on the use of the word “If” in the Bible.
What is interesting is Jesus always put the word “If” on the man’s side and not on God’s side. So, in many ways I guess I’m justified in my thoughts on the word. It oftentimes put the focus on me and not Him.
Thoughts for today…
- God gives us free will to choose.
- Reading and Following God’s word dramatically reduced the “IF’s” in life.
- Choose JOY everyday!