How do we deal with the “WHAT IF’S” of life?
If I had turned right instead of left, I would have found the restaurant I sought.
If I had continued my due diligence and invested in company XYZ instead of ABC, I would have tripled my investment.
Everything would have turned out just right if I had just kept to the plan.
Those “what if’s” can drive us craze sometimes. But what about the “what if’s” we don’t even know exist? The ones we miss because things seem to be working out. We didn’t even know there was something less expensive but equal quality and functionality which would have worked better.
Sometimes we say: if I would have only known.
To deal with life to the best of our ability, we must ask ourselves the “what if” question. The more we do this, the better our life decisions will be. Too often, we don’t see what’s coming until it’s upon us. Then we stumble on and wish we had asked ourselves, what if?
Learning always to ask questions is generally learned over time. Not many people can say they just stumbled through life, and all is well. Maybe it started when you were a kid, touched something hot, and burned your finger. The next time you ask yourself, is it hot before you pick it up.
Sometimes the “what if’s” become subconscious thoughts that guide us along life’s path. Sometimes we have formed opinions and don’t want to ask questions.
So think about it. Don’t just take someone’s word about a subject. Instead, investigate it, and ask: “What if?”
What if I’m just part of the evolutionary train?
What if there is more to my life than the day-to-day grind?
What if God is real?