Are you living with regret over the time you’ve wasted, the opportunities you’ve squandered, the sins you’ve committed, and the relationships you’ve destroyed? Regret is a waste of time, unless it teaches you wisdom and fuels your resolve to do better next time. And as long as you’re breathing, there will be a ‘next time’.
Bob and Debbie Gass (*UCB Word For Today)
I reckon there is not one person amongst us who has not done something they’ve later regretted, who has not committed a sin of which they now feel ashamed, who has not fallen short of God’s impeccable standards.
Have you done something you hope will never be discovered?
Have you entertained uncharitable thoughts about your enemies?
Have you said something you wish you could take back?
Quit mourning about it and move on!
David – moved on after his sin with Bathsheba
Paul – moved on after his persecution of and collusion over the death of many Christians
Peter – moved on after his utter denial of Jesus.
From Micah 7:18-19, we learn that God has cast our sins into the sea of forgetfulness. It is only Satan, or we ourselves, who return, throw in those rods of condemnation and begin fishing.
Women of Warfare followers and visitors, in order to shake off a victim mentality, in order to walk as a victorious overcomer, we need to take a leaf out of Paul’s book. Listen to what he says:
…this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV)
And so dear friends, my encouragement and counsel for you today is: quit mourning, quit fishing, quit beating yourself up about past mistakes and move on!
Remember, Father-God loves YOU unconditionally!
Are you obsessing over spilt milk?
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