I was sad that we lost a car. It was sold out from under us as we were getting financed. This saddened me, it was the one I wanted with the best price, little mileage, etc. And this saddened me that we lost it. And I was correct and accurate when I also blogged that God is in control and I trust Him to n provide what we need when we need it. But I was recently convicted. Many really saddening things are.going on, people are dying, people are seriously depressed, people are lost to an eternity in hell if we cannot get them to understand how dearly God loves them and sent Jesus to save them. My little loss of something new to drive, especially when my car is still driveable, is shameful. I am sorry for it and totally over it. I say it all the time and it is still true… “people are more important than things”. Always, hands down this is true. And people’s souls are their most important asset because it is their only eternal belonging. The thing is, we all each get to choose whether our souls will live eternally with God in heaven or in hell created for demons. We choose this. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Jesus Christ, our God Yahweh. Please help others you love to see that they make the choice for their eternal soul’s destination, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Make sure they know. God bless us and save us, everyone.❤
Being a person who lives the present with a deeply respectful appreciation of the past, regret used to be an old friend. I say “used to be” because I explored what regret comes from and have since changed my mind. Let me explain.
Regret is wishing choices had been made differently, either yours or someone else’s. And it generally radiates alongside a false believe that if those choices were not made, things would be better.
I realized that things could actually have been worse just as often as better. And I further concluded that God knows what is best for me now and directed me here for a purpose. So regret is actually saying that God is not capable of providing the best for me.
So, my friend regret had to go and my new friends trust, humility and acceptance came to stay. And the funny thing is that with them came unexpected permanent guests peace and joy and forgiveness. What a beautiful home now.❤
We all have regrets, mostly memories that haunt us because of being incomplete or unresolved or abruptly change or all of the above. There can be unforgiveness or the ever present wish that things had gone differently or you had known such and such at the time or what not. And these things (as I often over think things and reminisce in my ever-thinking, over-reaching, hyperactive brain) can bite you and consume way too much energy. What I have found to be helpful is a combination of reason, objective analysis, thought of both sides, acceptance, and forgiveness. A much more efficient plan, and I confess I just learned how to do this, is to go straight to acceptance that God is in control and in charge and knows best and then forgive myself for my part and/or the other party involved foe their part. And if you can see that clearly to do that right away, oh how clear the mind becomes and how much less cluttered the file cabinets of the mind. Truly, no amount of stewing or brewing or reining or regretting or remembering can change one iota of the present and quite conversely can hinder present energy and happiness. Just a thought.