Friday, January 6, 2012

The Regret

In our Wednesday evening group the question was asked "What do you regret" it was asked of everyone. And, I had a quick review of many things in my life, many things that I certainly could regret. Regretful choices. But, I also came to a thoughtful conclusion, is it in God's plan, God's truth for me to actually be regretful? Does He mean for me to look back on my life with regret? It was just that morning that a friend reminded me of Romans 8, and I've reminded my readers of Romans 8, many times. "Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." If there is no condemnation, does this mean there also is not regret? Does Jesus look at me with regret? I really doubt it.
I'm still talking to God about this long road that we are traveling together. He has been showing me many things a long the way, and as I look at these things I suppose I could be filled with regret. But, I'm not going to. I have been sad, and I have been overwhelmed at times and pretty tired. I've had to work at giving Him my anxiety and my fear. I can see why He is saying that this is a long road, and I keep saying to Him that I'd like to be done.  At the same time, I understand that He is asking me to walk on a journey that bears a cross necessary for my healing and for the healing of others. He wants my heart to understand empathy, compassion, and my own journey in depth, so I will be able to walk with others.
I'm back to regret, do I regret this long road? No! I pray that I will be enabled to utilize His Spirit within me and live up to the calling God has given me. I pray that the freedom Jesus has wrapped me in will soar throughout the land around me, and the regret of others will diminish. The long road is walked one step at a time, even when it hurts.
Say That again, Jesus, You do not regret me or any of your children. You are walking with me on this long road and there is praise for the journey!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think we should live with regret .. although for many it's something that resurfaces now and again. Regret is in the past ... that can alter our present and future. It's important to get past regret so we can be used by God fully. Regret should be a marker on the map of life and hopefully we learn from the past and go forth learning from it and making wiser choices.


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