Good day All, It’s Freedom Friday!
So many of us carry the pain of our past…things we wish we had done differently…things we regret saying…pain we’ve caused others, or things that were inflicted on us. Dear hearts, God did not intend for us to carry around such heavy burdens and baggage. It’s the enemy of our souls that ties us down with such things in an effort keep us from living our lives in the freedom Christ offers and it hinders us from being all Christ calls us to be.
God gives us His Word to help us…to set us free and to help remove the guilt and regret that can weigh us down..
Phillippians 3:12-14 MSG says,
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
We all know that we can’t go back and change the past. There are some things in life, that no matter how much we wish we could change them, we can’t. In some situations, there is nothing we can do, but pray to accept the things we cannot change and ask God for His help to let go and move forward. This is where we must make a choice…we can choose to accept the things that we can’t change and then choose to let God’s grace cover the situation and let Him work it together for good in our lives…or we choose to hold on to the pain…choose to listen to our own voice instead of the Lord’s… choose to not accept the freedom and gifts that Christ offers to set us free.
What things, situations, or ordeals have you regretted? Have these things caused you to embrace painful regret instead reaching or pressing forward toward the goal(prize) that’s in front of you?
Well, it’s time to let go and Let God do what only He can…Heal!
Choose today to get free…to be free…to live free mind, body, and spirit!