This little post is inspired by a great blogger and by my pastor. They’re both kinda weird...in a fun sort of way.
There are two sets of words that drive me nuts. One is “What if…” and the other is “Yeah, but…”
“What if…” sets up all kinds of scenarios that will never come to pass, nor have they ever. Yet, we will fight and argue tooth and nail to be King of the Hill when someone asks that ever-present hypothetical question, “What if …?”
Example: “What if God had not given us a free will; the ability to make choices, right or wrong?”
Then there’s “Yeah, but…” Guilty people use this a lot. A lot! I know I sure did.
Example: “I gave you two weeks to clean up the back yard, young man, and it's worse than when you started!
“Yeah, but Mom said I had to practice the piano before I did anything else.”
I promise you: “Yeah, but…” won’t get you anything less than a big butt chewin’.
Now about that “What if…” Our pastor is beginning a series of seven sermons that begin with the phrase, “What if…” What’s he trying to do to me? Does he want me to argue with him? Does he want me to change my ways? What if he knows something about me? Oh, oh, oh, oh…!
- What if People Mattered More Than Possessions?
- What if Everyone Served Selflessly?
- What if Everyone Tithed?
- What if Everyone Were Totally Surrendered to Christ?
- What if You Meant What You Said?
- What if Today Were the Last Day of Your Life?
Then April posted some exceptional New Years “What if’s…” and I encourage you to take a look. Great stuff that makes you think. Between her and our pastor what if we all get real humble and perfect?
“Yeah, but what if I don’t live in Kansas?”
Oh, by the way, what if you visit My Hats Blog to see the first two pictures of the year? You won't be sorry.