Too often people say, “No regrets. I am who I am because of everything I’ve done.” I wish I could say the same thing. The truth of the matter is, I do have regrets, and the there are quite a lot of them! Saying I have no regrets is prideful. I have regrets about the guys I’ve liked and dated, my finances, my career, how I should’ve studied better when I was a student, and the list just goes on! But what changes all these, is the story of God’s redemptive love. The Gospel is what changes EVERYTHING!
You see, because of Christ’s FINISHED WORK on the Cross, my past now has a NEW meaning. It is now is a reason for my worship of the true and living God. Instead of the shame, and guilt it can bring, I am now filled with gratitude that my God can turn my brokenness into a beautiful story of His forgiveness and love. The regrets have become just that– regrets, and they can stay in the past. They don’t hold my present or my future, because God does, and when the enemy reminds me of who I was, I can boldly tell him to be quiet.
If you’re like me, I pray that you will encounter God, and His redeeming and unconditional love. I pray that you will understand that Jesus came from heaven to earth to live the life we should have lived, and die the death we should have died. Three days later He rose from the dead, proving that He is the Son of God, so that those who believe in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. Jesus had to die on the Cross so that we can be clothed with the robe of honor that we do not deserve, and have a restored relationship with Him.