The sun is shining. I went to the gym this morning.
Then had a lovely breakfast out with a friend; laughs and honest talk all the way through.
I should be completely satisfied with my Saturday.
So why fall into the “if only” pattern of thinking?
It goes like this:
If only I didn’t feel controlled by food I’d be happier.
If only I had a family, I wouldn’t turn to food.
If only I were working a normal job I wouldn’t be a hoarder.
If only I had more friends, I wouldn’t feel lonely.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Completely wrong.
The “if only” way of thinking misses the Only that is important.
All the other factors in my life may come and go. But the Only is the one that will remain.
I often think that if only my situation would change, then things would be different. But it's the Only and His love that I need to depend on, day after day. So, when temptation, loneliness, neediness, uncertainty, fatigue or anything else that’s not of Him comes, I want to remember the Only one who can wipes those if’s away.