How long do you spend
looking back at the past?
Thinking on the things that have occurred
and how they could have been different?
Those "What-If" moments can make fun nostalgia.
They may also become an escape from today;
spending time reflecting on the past-
but not truly living in the now.
And the memories can even be a burden too heavy to carry,
as we live with regrets for past mistakes, sins, and errors in judgement.
What if we have made this 'design' out to be more difficult than it should?
What if instead of realizing what 'regret' is intended for,
we make it out to be much worse?
What if God wants you to use your memories as 'guideposts' for the future,
and not as a means of self-punishment?
I think Satan has lead us to believe
that these memories were intended for our punishment.
And I believe that lie has caused us to miss out
on the benefit that God has planed for us.
Regrets are meant to teach us,