Reshaping Regret

As we progress through this journey of life, we will experience moments of remorse over the things that we feel should have happened. Most of our regrets habitually plague our minds. The scenes of our sadness play over and over in our hearts. Your spirit is unsettled. We remain stuck in a torturous mindset of mourning, guilt and shame as we try to navigate through the regrets of our decisions and life’s circumstances. We harp on the negative thoughts and feelings of the possibilities that could have been actualized if we had not made that one choice. God is bigger than what you feel was a mistake. He is bigger than all of your insecurities and inadequacy throughout those moments. Everything that has happened has never been by mistake. God wants to reshape the way you constantly agonize over your regrets.

It is ok to mourn your failed decisions. It is ok to feel shame toward the pain you may have inflicted on yourself or others. The guilt you feel for not making a better decision in your past is normal. What is not normal is to continue to let the past keep you from your future. This regret is hurting your heart. You are becoming crippled by the hauntings of certain outcomes. The baggage of guilt is weighing you down. In order for you to see your life how God sees it, you have to begin to heal from your anguish. Letting go of those regrets will cause a readjustment of your worth. God can turn that mistake in to your platform. He will use the pain of your regrets to help you find forgiveness. God will give you beauty for ashes.

There is so much more that God desires for you to experience. There is so much more to be done in your life. Nevertheless, your regrets are holding you back from receiving the fullness of God. He knows what you consistently struggle with. If you had not encountered that hurt, you would not have the compassion that you do now. If you did not experience that stronghold of inconsistency, then you would not have found the stability that you have come to know today. If you did not experience the outcomes of the choices you made, then you would not have found the wisdom to learn from those regrettable decisions. Give yourself grace. You do not have to dwell on what could have been. If it was suppose to be, then it would have happened. God needs you to repair how you see your past regrets. God is moving on your behalf; you do not want to miss what is happening because you are still stuck in the past. God is in your right now space. The former things have passed away with Jesus. Stop doubting yourself. Everything is being completed in the way it was designed to. Those disappointments have prepared you in becoming the best version of yourself. Reshaping the view of your regret will free you from the bondage of your mind and heart. Give God everything that worries your heart; He wants you to experience the presence of His peace instead of jostling with your regrets.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth
I tell you of them.” -Isaiah 42:9

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:13-14

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
and I will remember their sins no more.” -Hebrews 8:12

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