Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It tells you were created for a purpose. God has already set the number of days you will live on the earth. Have you ever thought about things you have no time for? Something that isn’t for you, no matter how easy, or how tempting, or how natural, or how many other people do it? What do you definitely have no time for? Here’s one… Regret. Regret is just the devil’s reminder of what you shouldn’t have done, or what you should have done better, or what other people did to you. Regret is the toilet bowl that leads to confusion, grief and despair. Some things you are tempted to regret are on you… “If you have made a decision – stick with it. (Oops, that’s not in the Bible. Is that God’s wisdom? Or good advice? not always. Some decisions need to be reversed, it doesn’t matter what they cost you, or what other people think. If you are going to please God – sometimes it may require you to turn around mis-stream. That was your plan, not God’s plan for you… Sometimes God tells you to cut the losses. Like the king who questioned the man of God. What about all the money I paid them? It doesn’t matter. Sometimes the loss already sustained is far better than the loss that would continue. He hired mercenaries, rather than putting his faith in God. And the man of God encouraged him… – “God is able to give you much more than that.” Regret is getting consumed with disappointment, shame or wishing something wouldn’t have happened. But that is never God’s plan for you. If you made a mistake, fix it. Is God telling you to turn around? If it’s an unfixable mistake, if it’s already past… then move on. If you need forgiveness? Ask Him for it, and He will forgive you. Learn a lesson yes, choose wisdom next time, ask God next time, wait on Him next time, even if you have to wait longer than you want to for His clear answer. But don’t regret – that toilet bowl is hard to climb out of. Instead - Move On. Leave the past to God. He can restore what the locusts have eaten. Don’t waste a moment of time on regret. It’s not what God has for you. Move forward from here. Ask Him for His plans for you, and do them immediately, completely, and joyfully. He can take care of your past. Praying that you won’t waste a moment on regret. You don’t have time for it. Every thought of regret, keeps you from the thoughts that He has planned for you right now! That will bring you to the good He has for you. Thoughts of praise, thoughts of His promise, thoughts to serve others, and thoughts that help you fully obey what He is calling you to - today. Praying that your only backwards thoughts will be testimony and praise - not regret, and your forward thoughts will move you forward – in His perfect plans for you. If you think what He thinks, He can fulfill His purpose in you. He will, and it’s Good - He promised.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!