The really serious consideration is how our tendency toward "what if" thinking may hinder us from making decisions or moving in a direction that is vital to our well being. What if I delay or shy away from taking a step in life that will lead me on a path toward wholeness and healing? If I do, I will most certainly come to a "if only" place of regret.
There is the place, however, when the "what if" contains hope rather than fear and potential regret...when it leads to courage and conviction. The following lines from a song hold out that hope.
"What if you're wrong, what if there's more? What if there's hope you've never dreamed of hoping for? What if you jump, just close your eyes? What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise? What if He's more than enough? What if it's Love? ~ Nichole Nordeman ~