Can you imagine things the way they “could” be if you’d only handled them better or made the right choices? For example, can you imagine things the way they “could” be if you thought less of yourself and more of your spouse? Can you imagine things the way they “could” be if you truly enjoyed raising your children and spent more time with them? Can you imagine things the way they “could” be if your swallowed your pride and called that person or sent them a note? (You know – the one whom you haven’t spoken to for a long time because of “issues?”)
I just wonder how much happier we would be.
How much more joy would live in our hearts if we “could” do that thing that we wish we could do? Or even that thing that we dread doing but we know we need to do?
Could’s can be can’s. You CAN. You can humble yourself to repair a broken relationship. You can fall in love with your spouse all over again if you look for the good instead of the bad. You can enjoy housework if you think about the people you love and who you are tending it for.
The way it could be is the way it should be. It’s the way it can be. You just need to believe. Pray. Dream. Muster up the courage and do it. Do it afraid. Do it with joy. Just do it!
No more wishing. No more whining. No more putting it off. Your life is here. Today. Now.
Are you going to make the most of it? Are you going to be that person you know you “could” be?
Go for it. Smile along the way. Laugh. Cry as your heart heals. Ponder. And thank God. Thank Him for second chances. And third.
No more longing for the way things could be. God can empower you TODAY to change your “could’s” into “can’s.”