“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ESV)
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV)
Regrets, I’ve had a few. Sorry, old song. But I do have some regrets.
For one, I took my time starting to serve God again. But this also comes with a what if. What if I had never came back to following God? What would my life be like now? I hate to think about it. I certainly would not be where I am today. I have grown so much in my walk with God.
A few short years ago I would not be as calm as I am today. Not a whole lot gets me upset now. I have a peace that a few short years ago I did not have. I am bolder. I am more willing to talk to strangers than I used to be. I know everyone has regrets, things they did that they wish they hadn’t. Or things they didn’t do that they should have.
But what if? Ask yourself that question. Then put something behind it.
For example. What if I had not lost my job? Would I have still went back to church? I can’t answer that because it didn’t happen. I lost my job, had a burning desire to go to church and I am still going today. So do I regret losing my job? Yes and no. Yes because I loved it but no because I have the peace of God. I didn’t have a lot of peace when I was working. But now…it’s great. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
I want to encourage you to ask yourself if you have any regrets. Then ask…what if? You might be surprised by your answers. I was.