“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.”(Philippians 3:13 ESV)
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”(2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV)
Shoulda, coulda, woulda. How many times have you used those words?
These three words can have big regrets associated with them. How often do you say I should have done that? Or I could have done that? Or I would have done that but…
Regrets are a part of life. But they don’t have to define who you are. There are a lot of things I regret doing or saying, but I have to move on. Repent and then forget them. We need to learn from our mistakes, repent and then leave them behind.
What if Jesus said, “I coulda died on the cross. I shoulda died on the cross and I woulda died on the cross but I didn’t want to.”
Now apply that to your life. I could have given my life to God. I should have given my life to God. I would have given my life to God but I like worldly things better. Think about it a minute. You’re standing at the pearly gates on judgment day. You’re in front of God. He asks why and you bring the coulda, shoulda, woulda. He won’t be impressed and you will be headed down. Down to pits of hell. Not a fun place in my opinion. I’m not sure but I believe you will be aware of the torture you will have in eternity in hell. I believe you will be aware of everything happening to you there. I mean, why not? People in heaven will be aware of what’s happening there.
I encourage you to take those words out of your vocabulary where eternity is concerned. My question to you today. Where will you spend eternity? Think about it and have a blessed day everyone.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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