Regrets. What are they? And are they helpful or do they hold us captive? We can remember back in our lives when we’ve made poor decisions and had terrible outcomes. We can remain stuck in those memories or we can move on and be free from them.
I think back to my high school years in choir. For reasons I dont know, I seem to have this reoccurring dream of my teacher in that class. I dream that I shared Christ with him and he accepted Jesus. That teacher passed away relatively young. And I have regrets that I did not live in alignment with God to show this man Christ. I won’t know until eternity whether he made it to Heaven or not.
I see on my Facebook feed pictures posted by the mom, in the car accident we were in, of the baby stillborn after 8 month’s in his mothers womb and it still gets me to this day. And that baby’s in heaven but it still hurts his mom after nearly twenty years has gone by. Deep down I can feel that pain. Ya I have regrets. Do you?
I don’t know what regrets you have also, but a good question to ask is what do we do with them? Do we live with memories of choices that sting us or others for our entire lives? Ya I think there’s a part of us that should remember, so we never go back to where we’ve been delivered from. But I think that we need to allow the God of Heaven to heal us so we don’t lug around burdens we were never meant to carry. Because all of our sin was paid for on the cross that Jesus carried for us (John 3.16) We are told in the Bible to, “Cast our cares upon Him because He cares for us” (1 Peter 5.7). These cares can be something that hold us back from receiving truth from the Lord that will free us. In Luke 8.14 Jesus talks about seed that is sown among thorns but because of the cares of this world it will not go deep and produce what it was sent to. Jesus told us in Luke 21.34 that we’re to keep our guard up because our cares can keep us cloudy and unable to receive truth.
So I just want you to consider where you’re at this moment as far as regrets are concerned? Have you given them to Christ or are you burdened by them? Do you know Jesus personally to be able to cast your cares upon Him? For the Bible says,

“Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you–and even more” (Mark 4.24).

So what you’re thinking about you will be. Don’t live in regret. Move forward into what Christ died for you to have; freedom. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” (2 Cor 3.17).
If you dont know Him personally just ask Him to forgive you of your failures and to come live in your heart (Roman’s 3.23, 6.23, 5.8, 10.9, 10 ). Receive that free gift He offers of eternal life with Him. Ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit to fill you (Acts 2.38). Walk out of the bondage of regret and into the new life Christ died for you to have (2 Cor 5.17).

Check out my testimony on freedom. You will be inspired. A Life Redone: My Journey to a Life of Freedom.

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