Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If

If I would have never gone through the things I went through (because of my own foolish choices) as a teenager, I would not be able to relate to the teenagers that come to me, I wouldn't have the same kind of compassion for families going through similar circumstances, I would have less of an understanding of what my own children may go through...

If we never would have moved to Charlotte, no matter how difficult that transition was, we would have never been forced to begin our own ministry that we'd been talking about doing for years, we would have continued to coast in the comfort of our familiar life, we would have never been on the path we are on today...

If we would have gotten pregnant that particular time, Josh would have never gone to the store to pick up flowers just to cheer me up and he would have never run into the guy that needed to hear about the saving grace of God outside of that grocery store, he wouldn't have been able to share the hope of the gospel...

If we had a "normal" job and made a consistent income, we wouldn't be forced to rely on Him quite so desperately, we wouldn't be able to fully grasp the Lord's miraculous provision every month like we have the privilege of doing...

If we had allowed finances, family, self-doubt, stress or any other excuses to get in our way, we would never have said "yes" to serving the Ugandan people over the next two weeks, and some of those people quite possibly may have never had the chance to hear the glorious name of Jesus Christ...

Here's someone else's true "If" story:
If the volunteer at Journey had failed to take his job of setting up the church signs on the road seriously, then the passerby that just happened to see the sign would never have made it in the doors of our church and given His life to the Lord...

Sometimes we face pain, regret, hurt, feelings of inadequacy, and times of doubt in our self-worth and purpose bu...
"...we know that in all things God works for the good of
those who love him, who have been called 
according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28 NIV

What is your "If" story?
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