I wouldn’t lose my temper if my co-workers were easier to get along with, or if my kids behaved better, or if my spouse were more considerate.
I would be a very patient person if it weren’t for traffic jams and long lines in the grocery store. If I didn’t have so many things to do, and if the people around me weren’t so slow, I would never become impatient!
I would have a pure mind if there weren’t so many sensual images in our culture.
I wouldn’t worry about the future if my life were just a little more secure—if I had more money and no health problems.
- Spiritual Apathy
My spiritual life would be so much more vibrant and I would struggle with sin less if my small group were more encouraging, or if Sunday school were more engaging, or if the music in the worship service were more lively, or if the sermons were better.
If my parents/bosses/elders were godly leaders, then I would joyfully follow them.