Every Wednesday I share a personal confession of my own and all I ask from you in return is that you leave a comment to share a confession of yours as well. So, here goes…
There are moments in my life that I wish I could do over.
I have regrets.
Bumper stickers and t-shirts that tell you to live your life with No Regrets are really cool…but I can’t relate.
Sometimes, it would be nice if life were more like a multiple level video game, where you were able to hit the restart button and get a retry. This last sentence might have been a little too nerdy for you.
I do have regrets.
I have hurt people with decisions I have made that I wish I could go and correct.
I have wasted so much time and would love to get some of it back.
I have taken some of my relationships for granted.
I have done/said some terrible things that replay through the recordings of my mind sometimes and still break my heart.
These mistakes have made me who I am…but they also had ripple effects that have negatively impacted others.
I hate that.
That’s why I it would be nice to have some do-overs in life.
For anyone that happens to read this blog and isn’t going to be joining the Sam Frederick Fan Club anytime soon because of something I have done that has hurt you….just know that I remember it too. It bothers me too.
The positive from this is that I am thankful to be a work in progress.
Thankful for grace.
For people that believe in me. Have forgiven me. Have challenged me.
And I guess I should also be thankful that there are no do-overs in life because it would totally SUCK to screw up again!
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN…
Do you have moments in your life that you regret?
Sharing the specifics of your regrets in the comment section of this blog post may not make the most sense today.
So, how should we respond?
I guess this would be my prayer for anyone who might read this.
Could you make time TODAY to ask for forgiveness for something you have done that you know was wrong? Something that hurt someone else?
Maybe it’s your spouse. Children. Co-worker. Boss. Or an old friend.
Apologizing is never easy…but confessing you were wrong can be a powerful thing.
And even more powerful than that…Forgiveness.