Monday, April 19, 2010

Do you have regrets?

Not that this blog is always used for my confessions...but I am here in the middle of this Monday morning with some regrets from my weekend!

Oh me and regret are not just 'new friends'...its not like I just discovered regret...nope we have a history!  One I actually regret!

I have regrets from dying my hair the summer before my senior year of highschool...friends let me just tell you blonde hair does not work well with some dye from a box colors...and over the years and much to the Engineers painful eyewitnessing..I have proved this many of times...so I have regrets over trusting a $10 box of hair color.

I have regrets that I returned those shoes a few weeks ago...usually the regret hits when I am feeling weak and want something new to adorn my feet!

I can list a bunch of regrets...eating chocolate cake needing it to fill the void, buying a house before the other one is sold, hoping it will all work out, there were days when Miss Ellie would create dog art on the carpet that I regretted being a dog momma, and I have regrets that I didn't find and marry the Engineer first.  You see I have regrets over decisions I have made.

Yesterday morning I regret speaking out of emotion and frustration...to a member of Jesus' team. 

Oh and just so you know regrets can be little and they can be big.
Some regrets weigh a little and some regrets weigh a ton!

Even though there is the motto...

"Live with no regrets"

Do you have regrets?

Do you regret a missed opportunity?

Do you regret a spoken word?

Do you regret not making a different decision?

Do you ever regret obedience?

I am pretty positive living in sorrow and remorse is NOT what Gods design intended. 

In the ripe age of 33 I am SO a student in this life...for there were hours spent last night with a teacher...an Engineer and some tears.

Living on purpose is about intention...and yes I want to not be living in regret.

I want to be slowing down, thinking it through, and fixing my eyes on Jesus...so that the only thing that can be said of me...'is her heart was totally in beat with her Creator'.

For the antonyms of regret are REJOICE and JOY

And that is the desire of my heart.  Purposefully living in joy...and I know its not a place I can take myself...so I reach out and grab tight to His hand!

"You are good, and what You do is good"  Psalm 119:68

Holding His hand and living fully in His grace and love.  In relationship with Him...a place I know I won't regret!


I run for dear life to God, I'll never live to regret it. Do what you do so well: get me out of this mess and up on my feet. Put your ear to the ground and listen, give me space for salvation. Be a guest room where I can retreat; you said your door was always open! You're my salvation—my vast, granite fortress. Psalm 71:1

9 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

I was following links on Julie's Marriage Monday's and linked from Traci's blog.

Regrets - yes. Like missing a newspaper deadline today! Not good.

I'm 50 and still learning some of life's important and tough lessons, too, like speaking before I think!

Very good post. Enjoyed the visit. If you can a chance, please swing over to Family Fountain.

wb

Lori said...

I'm sitting here regretting that often times I forget why I'm here in the first place: to be God's disciple -
believing in Him,
obeying Him
& submitting to Him
...in all things...
Too many times I forget that my purpose is NOT to put me first!

Seeking to be more bold and to capitalize on every opportunity to show my love, and to walk knowing God's will for my day.

Hugs coming your way, dear Nichole! Thank you for getting me to think about this. Lori

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Nichole, I've only regretted because the adversary was messin with me. When I saw it for what it was... I stomped on that serpent's head and put him out of the way. I'm so thankful for the Holy Spirit to guide me. Amen.

From the Heart said...

Truly, I think the only regret I have is that I did not understand earlier in my life how to be really connected to God. Thanks to Him, He never failed me and has always been with me to be the ripe old age of ?? in a few weeks.

Love your posts. You give us a lot to think about.
Blessings, AE

Cindy said...

I think many of us have regrets yet we have to learn NOT to live in/with those regrets. Laying them at the feet of Jesus and then climbing up into His lap ~ what sweet release!!
Thankful that you are able to release the tears as you release the regrets to HIM!
Someday!!!
Blessings, Cindy

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks for the visit to FAmily Fountain and the nice comment! Unfortunately two comments did not post and yours was one of them. I did get the email notification, though, and posted that. Thanks again. wb

Kimberly said...

Sigh. Yes. I have regrets. And I seem to get new ones at a pretty steady pace!!!!

I am so thankful for the grace and mercy Jesus offers me. I am so thankful for ladies like you who are WONDERFUL but also real! We are all going to fall short. We are all going to have days where we fall a whole lot farther than just short!!! But He promises He isn't done with us! He promises that He still loves us! And He promises He can shine through flawed vessels like me and you!

He shines through you. :) He really does. :)

Joyful said...

Ah Nichole, I have a history with regret as well...and a present...and most likely, sad to say, a future.

2 Cor. 7:10 says, "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."

We will make mistakes. We will have regrets. Repentance removes regret.

Is. 49:22 (The Message) "No one who hopes in me ever regrets it."

Thanks for being so real Nichole. Love ya,
Joy
PS. I'm starting to think you should have bought those shoes! :)

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