I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…-Philippians 3:13
The longer a person lives, the more likely they are to wonder what if..? and feel the regret or sadness it often causes. The good news is that for any follower of Jesus, “what if?” doesn’t have to be a regret over the past but an exciting challenge to see the future God has for them.
I know of a congregation that was challenged by their pastor to do four simple things(for only a month) to consecrate themselves for the coming year. He asked them to pray every day, fast one day a week, a tithe, and bring one unsaved person a week to church.
The result was an unprecedented breakthrough in their life of this church. God’s presence became stronger in the services. Financial breakthroughs came for ministry projects and proposed buildings. And most exciting of all, church members entered a phenomenal season of bringing lost souls into God’s kingdom.
I want to challenge you: What if you pursued God today, just like that church? what if you dedicated your life entirely to Him? What if you pushed forward, ready to see what God can do? What might happen?
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”