Speaking of "Repeat" (Yesterday's post in case you have forgotten) , I am pretty certain--even with my lack of memory--I recently wrote about regret.  Well---just in case you did not read (GASP!) or like me do not remember what I said, we are going to revisit this topic of regret~

One of the many things I have announced in my lifetime is "At the end of the day, I will be able to put my head on my pillow and sleep knowing I did all I could."  Speaking of sticking my head in the sand ---this was an arrogant proclamation which would be difficult, at best, to live up to.  Recently I was having a discussion about regret and I stated---"If we are living life--we will have regrets."  To deny the regrets we might have is to deny our humanness.  We are NOT perfect by a LONG stretch and we will make mistakes, miss opportunities, speak without thinking (more frequently than I care to admit) and on and on.  We are going to leave this world with unfinished business and regrets over the "What if's" and "If only's".  We can try and correct or apologize for our regrets, but we cannot undo the missed first opportunity.  We can only confess, repent & try to do better, but there is one positive thing we can do---forgive ourselves.

If God can forgive us, why is it we cannot forgive ourselves?  Bear with me---and do not shoot the messenger ---BUT is our refusal to forgive ourselves an indication we might think we know better than God?  By dwelling on something in the past---without any fruitful benefit beyond rekindling our shame---are we wasting valuable time and resources brooding?  Is our refusal to accept God's forgiveness an indication of the enemy grabbing a stronghold in our life?  How could God be using us if we would accept His forgiveness and stop wasting time dwelling on "Me" and what I think I should regret?    Food for thought---this year is getting off with a 


"Therefore, there is now NO condemnation

for those who are in Christ Jesus

Romans 8:1


  1. I am still learning how to leave my regrets behind at the feet of Jesus, and to focus on His ability to forgive me for and in all things.
    Blessings, Lulu!

    1. It can be a lesson we have to relearn many times--our human failing.
      Blessings, Martha!


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