Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Shadows of Regret can take over our thoughts, over shadowing any miracles happening in our lives. We will not see or feel the blessings that our God has promised us if we are continually looking to the past to find our future. Our future begins when we begin trusting Him fully, not allowing Satan to use our past to feed our regret.
I have had my share. I still have a few. But I’m learned that God does not want me to live in them. Some regrets were by my doing and some not but they are all in the past, done, not to be relived again and again.
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
My regrets are washed clean by Jesus’s blood. Hopefully I have learned by the lessons I have overcome, hopefully I will not repeat them again. I’m sure that I will stumble, I am human. But He will pick me up and wash me clean again.
Lord, Thank You for my life and my hope. Amen