What would happen if instead of just believing there is a God, you take a risk and start seeking Him, wanting to truly find Him? What would happen if instead of just admiring your Christian friend’s faith, you decide to become like your friend and trust God for everything? What would happen if you prayed—really prayed and ask God to make Himself real to you? What would happen?
What would happen if you read the Bible? Not just read the little cute verses that pop up on the Internet (displayed with a pretty graphic), but sat down with the Bible and read a chapter or two of the books that talk about Jesus’ time on earth (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)? What would happen if you pushed aside what you thought you knew about Jesus and let the reporting of His life on earth speak for itself? What would happen if you truly believed that the same love Jesus had for those men and women in the Bible is the love He wants to offer you? What would happen?
What would happen if you took a step toward making a change that matters? What would happen if you swallowed your pride and made a point to attend that church you’ve had your eye on? What would happen if you really believed God had great plans for your future and that all your heartache could be transformed into joy? What would happen if you handed it to Him? All of it?
What would happen if tomorrow you woke up and instead of setting off on your tasks, you looked around to see where God was at work and joined Him? What would happen if you ignored the safety net that you make for yourself and believed, truly believed, that if God asked you to take a step of faith, He was already waiting there? What would happen if you believed the words to the song, “Jesus loves me this I know,” and trusted that He would not—WOULD NOT—let you down? What would happen?
What would happen if you embraced you were truly forgiven from all those things in your past? That Jesus took care of them once and for all? What would happen if you walked through life realizing God sees you as pure and beautiful and without one check mark against your name? What would happen if you asked Him to heal those shredded parts of your heart as only He could?
What would happen if you released everything holding you back and surrendered . . . daring to believe that turning over control to Jesus is the wisest thing to do . . . daring to trust that accepting His love will bring freedom you can’t imagine . . . daring to embrace the fact that this moment could change everything . . . everything . . . aring to stand up and walk in the knowledge that the past doesn’t matter and the future God has planned for you is more beautiful than you can imagine?
What would happen?
What could happen?
What will happen if you dare to believe . . .
. . . more than you can ever dream.