There is probably not a person reading this blog who cannot look back on 2013 and say, “I have some regrets.” My Australian blogging friend, Rodney, wrote an excellent post on regrets. Check it out please. I know I have some regrets.
I regret I didn’t deepen my relationship to Jesus more than I did.
I regret I fell and failed more than I should have.
I regret I wasn’t more diligent in saving money and preparing better for retirement than I did.
I regret the times I said what I shouldn’t have said and didn’t say what I should have.
I regret I allowed the enemy to warp my thinking from time to time.
I regret I ate too many things I shouldn’t have and not enough of what I should have.
I regret I lost a friend this year for reasons I still do not know.
I regret when I missed passing along a much-needed word of encouragement.
I regret when I didn’t love my wife as I should.
I regret when I allowed what people thought influence my attitude instead of the other way around.
We could all do and say the same thing. But really…in the long run…what good does it do? The past is the past. We learn from it and move on. I am sure you will hear it so often in the next couple of days you will literally feel like
puking choking: “The past is history. 2014 is a clean slate.” So I will add my voice to it.
- You make 2014 your new history. Rewrite your future. This movie clip says it all. Then again, it doesn’t. While we do not know our future, we have a God who does. Psalm 37:23 puts it well: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.”
Don’t mull over and beat yourself up with regrets. Move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit. Make your steps count.
LIVE THE ADVENTURE!!!
What do you plan on doing differently in 2014?