In 5th grade, my class participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), program sponsored by the local police department. If you are my age, there is a good chance that you remember it. It was a pretty cool deal. Each week a police officer came (I still remember his name Office Mike Romane) to our class and talked with us about resisting peer pressure, saying no to drugs and stuff like that. It was great PR for the Police Department.
He placed a box in our classroom that would stay there all the time. We could write anonymous questions about drugs, peer pressure or anything we wanted that he might have an answer for. But he had one rule: no “what if” questions. It was probably a wise rule. 5th graders can come up with some wild “what if” questions, if left unregulated.
I would like to go the other way today and ask, “what if?”
What if you knew you could not fail?
What if finances were not an issue?
What if you had all the time in the world?
What if your family supports you no matter what?
What would you do?
What if God was on your team, what would you attempt?
Many times as Christians, we say that we believe every word of the Bible, but act like it is not true. Guess what? Every word in the Bible is truth. The disciples would not have given their lives for a lie. Paul did not write his letters with an overly optimistic viewpoint, in disbelief. He (and every other writer of the Bible) wrote truth inspired by the Holy Spirit.
What if Philippians 4:13 is true? What if I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me?
What would you do? What is stopping you from doing it already?