If only I were.. and If only these things could happen…

IF ONLY.

The two most ungrateful words I would often catch myself say. We often have the entitlement mentality and think we deserve more in our life than what we have now. We even hurt ourselves and turn bitter by that little thing we won’t let go.

I would be happier IF ONLY i earn more than what I have now.
I would be happier IF ONLY he would love me more.
I would be content IF ONLY they could treat me this way.
I would be happier EXCEPT that I still haven’t reached my 5 year goal.
I would be content EXCEPT that ______

And our list goes on. We often focus on that little thing instead of God’s unending blessings and grace in our lives. If it is really for us, God knows best when to give it to us, in His right and proper timing.

God wants our honesty and our heart and when we turn to Him, God has the power to make our heart right.

In Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Numbers 11:23 The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

Isaiah 59:1 Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

Are you letting the exceptions rule your life or are you letting God rule without exceptions?