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Monday, September 16, 2019 9:49 AM

Regret: The Enemy of Our Souls

Monday, September 16, 2019 9:49 AM
Monday, September 16, 2019 9:49 AM

Too many of us live with regret. It’s as if we take regret wherever we go.

Being kept down:

Regret is a negative cognitive/emotional state that involves blaming ourselves for a bad outcome, feeling a sense of loss or sorrow at what might have been, or wishing we could undo a previous choice that we have made. It constantly works to keep us down or feeling bad about ourselves. It is an enemy of our souls. It will work only to destroy us, tear us down.

Looking back:

Hindsight is 20/20. As we look back at our lives, we regret some decisions, choices we made. But there are no do-overs. We don’t get to go back and do something over again. So, it begs the question, Why do so many live in the past instead of moving forward into the future? Yes, we can all learn from our mistakes so that we don’t repeat them; but to dwell on the past, is a future-life killer. It will rob us of a better today and future.

Overcoming:

So, I believe everyone with a conscience will have to deal with regret. But we can overcome it, defeat it in our lives if we recognize the power of God through the sacrifice of Jesus who paid the price for our sins, our failures, our mistakes. We need to learn to dwell on what He did instead of dwelling on yesterday. How can we move forward if we are always regretting and looking backward?

Let’s purpose to believe in the power of God and the sacrifice of Jesus instead of being in regret.

Just a thought,

PSS

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