If you could turn back time to make one wrong decision right, what would it be?
Ponder upon this one question and in an instant, you are transported back to that day when you think you have made the biggest mistake of your life.
And you can still see the scars that at times haunt you to this day.
Perhaps you have wished you could just hit Ctrl+Z after that really bad decision. But life never works like that. There are always consequences brought about by our foolish choices, but remember:
You should not let your past define your future.
Wallowing in regret can only stall you from the bright future waiting ahead of you. Here’s some sound advice from the Apostle Paul.
“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, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13)
Or in much simpler terms: MOVE ON and PRESS ON!
Do you know why the enemy loves to bring up your past? Because it is still an effective way to hinder people from fulfilling their purpose in life.
How can doors of new beginnings swing open if you’re still locked in your horrid history? Here are words from God Himself through the prophet Isaiah:
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
God has a great plan for your life, and you will only see it when you stop looking back.
Remorse only makes guilt worse, but true repentance confesses and progresses to a new start.
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Don’t let the enemy use your past to bring you down.
Surrender your past to God. He alone can transform a filthy history into a testimony for His glory!
“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)
So don’t wish for an “undo” button. Instead, pray that you “do” more for the Lord in the bright years ahead of you.
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