I love birthdays. My family and friends know that they might not get a Christmas gift from me but when their birthdays roll around, they can count on at least one birthday gift.

And, just as excited as I am about other people’s birthdays, I love mine too. I’m not one of those people who dread their birthday and hate the thought of getting older. I’ve looked forward to and  excitedly celebrated my “born day” every year for as long as I can remember.

So, I was pretty thrilled and was looking forward to celebrating my 60th birthday this past December. But things didn’t go quite as planned.

First, I bought take out food the day before and ended up spending a good part of my birthday in the emergency room dealing with food poisoning. My yearly birthday celebration ended on what was a pretty big birthday for me.

But more important than that was the second thing that happened.

You see, as an adult, I never felt older on my birthdays. Each year was just about celebrating the fact that I had been born. But last year, for the first time in a really, really long time, I thought about getting older and more importantly, how much time I might have left here on earth.

The Bible says that we have three score and ten years to live; in other words, 70 years. Of course, people live less and some live much longer. The truth is, we don’t know how much longer any of us have – only God knows that.

So, the question becomes, no matter how much (or little) time you have here, what will you do with it?

In a bit over 30 days, you will enter a new decade. What does that mean for you?

I’m going to invite you to take some time and think about what you want the next decade of your life to look like – clear some space and just dream. Then ask yourself some “what if” questions to help you figure it out .

What if. . .

You knew exactly what God wanted for you?

What if. . .

You believed that you could absolutely have that?

What if. . .

You knew your hopes and dreams could come true?

What if. . .

You got up every morning living the RICH life you really want?

What if. . .

You knew how to be the woman you want to be and God designed you to be?

What if. . .

You truly believed that no matter what life throws at you, you could overcome it?

What if. . .

You believed in what’s possible? 

As we’re about to begin the holiday season, I want you to give yourself a Christmas gift of “what if?” Dwell in the possibility that you can be the woman you want to be and do the things God designed you to do. Your “what if’s” can really happen and God’s will, plan and dreams for your life can come true. It all starts with your decision to ask yourself, “what if?”.