We all have made mistakes.
If we paid attention from those mistakes, we grow and learn from them. Let’s face it anyone can read tons of self-help books and take whatever course “To a Better Me” but the only real handbook to this place is the Word of God (the Bible). Typically most of us don’t get our hands on that (the Bible) until later on in life and when we do we have to make sure we understand it and apply it correctly. Hopefully along the way, we received some nuggets or guidance on how we should walk. However, for the most part we still have to learn and grow. It is a continuous process.
Each of us has what I like to call ‘the circumstance of our environment’ aka our family, the time, place, ethnicity or even the color spoon we were fed and of course we didn’t have a choice in any of those selections (Acts 17:26). You may have asked yourself, “Why did I have to experience this evil by the hand of family or stranger?” or “Why do I have to bear the responsibility of this or that?” We run from the mistakes that our parents made only to find out in principle we’ve actually committed those same blunders.
I’ve had some regretful things I’ve had to face – trust and believe it is a process of letting those things go. In the bigger scheme of things, I can take a look at my life thus far and see that those life events both good and bad ALL have made me to be who I am today!
We often cite Romans 8:28 as the sum of all those things we go through will ultimately be used to our purposed end . It reads:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.Romans 8:28 NKJV
Paul reminds us that we are NOT always promised a rose garden with added cupcakes and sprinkles. He states that as Believers we live this bleak life of “oh woe is me!” however, God is telling us through these scriptures that there is far more that we should look forward to in our sufferings, mistakes, mishaps etc. and that is the end product that will be shown in us! We must remember that where we are weak there is the Holy Spirit to assist us and guide us!
So when you start getting down on your past choices or current situation remember that:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in usRomans 8:18 NKJV
and when it gets hard:
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be utteredRomans 8:26 NKJV
I trust that anyone who reads this understands that although it (life) can and will bring its challenges, please remember to only rely on God through Jesus Christ! It’s more than “being enough” and feeling filled with affirmations that will only fuel us barely to the next obstacle or event in our life. The only way we are more than enough is Knowing, Believing, Living and Walking in CHRIST!
Leave regret at the doorstep of the past! EVERYTHING that we experience should point to the day in eternity when we are made whole before Him. Until that moment, live your today getting and getting to wholeness on this side of life.
Until Next Time…. Have Faith in God & MOVE Accordingly!