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“What if?” In my life I find myself asking this question day in and day out. Like driving my car from my rear view mirror. I question my decisions daily and ask myself time after time “What if?” Sometimes, I become obsessed with it. We all want to better our lives and try not to make the same mistakes twice, again, thinking “What if?”. What if I had gone to college? What if I hadn’t joined the Navy? What if I hadn’t met my wife, Jo? I enjoy reflecting on my life, but now in a different way, with my road map, the Holy Bible. Now I realize that I am going to make mistakes, but I don’t dwell on the “what ifs?” any more. I now realize that we are carnal and we will make mistakes, but we don’t need to beat ourselves silly over them.
As I grow through Scripture, I find that the closer I follow the Lord, forgiveness of others and forgiving yourself, that’s right…. I have had to learn to like myself, forgive myself and accept that I can’t handle life’s issues alone. I don’t, Jesus is with me, has always been with me and will continue to be with me. I am rich beyond compare in the love of our Lord, my family and my Church family as I am accepted for who I am and not what someone wants me to be.
I thank God every day for Blessing me. Now I can look in the mirror and be happy with who I am looking at. I have quit asking myself “what if?”, I am taking a stand for our Lord….. My new question,…. “Why not”?