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“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.” Isaiah 43:18

The past is behind us, and yet all too often, we go through life as if we have a rear-view mirror attached to the side of our head. If there is one person reading this blog that has never experienced regret, stand up and tell us how you got through life like Jesus! Impossible. I’m not referring regrets to only sins and actions that affect someone else, but thoughtless, crazy, fear-generated opinions of your abilities.

My late husband did not excel in algebra and English in high school. After mustering out of four years in the Navy, Glen decided to go to school to use his G.I. college benefit. He chose technical school over college to avoid facing more math and English. He studied hard and graduated at the top of his electronics’ class and landed a good job. However, during his 28 years with the same company, he was passed over for some promotions because he didn’t have a college degree. Rightly, those who chose to spend the extra time in school training in their field deserved the positions. Fortunately, Glen became satisfied  with his job, and the company was happy with him.

We need to celebrate each new day instead of the past. And, remember Paul’s words “… anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Thank you, Lord, for moving us through life without regrets. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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