40 Things We Regret
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40 Things We Regret

By no means am I proud of these things, but I'm here to tell you that we are all human, and we all make mistakes.

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"Never regret something that once made you smile" is an extremely powerful quote spoken by Amber Deckers, but have we ever truly stopped and thought what this quote really says? This quote is one of the most simply put, yet most hard to truly wrap our tiny heads around. In life, we are all going to do things we regret. We have all said things, done things (or not done things) and thought things that we have regretted. However, there is ONE thing that we should never regret, and that is choosing Jesus because when we choose Him, we are choosing life over death. Defeat over the enemy. Joy over bitterness. Faith over fear. Trust over mistrust.

I know we all hate to dwell on things that we regret, but I find it easier to move past the things that I regret if I write them down. Here are some things that I have regretted in my life. By no means am I proud to admit these regrets, but I am showing that we are all human and make mistakes.

1. Not taking an opportunity

2. Sending a text message while angry

3. Talking back to my parents

4. Getting mad at a friend over nothing

5. Putting off a passion or something I love

6. Being selfish

7. Not spending time with those who matter most

8. Wasting time on someone who was never interested

9. Living in fear

10. Not "letting go and letting God"

11. Not sharing The Gospel with someone

12. Letting the 'Green-Eyed Monster' win

13. Making fun of the new kid

14. Not telling the truth

15. Not letting someone know how I feel

16. Ranting on social media

17. Spending more time on social media than with my family

18. Not having a filter

19. Accidentally telling a secret

20. Saying "No thanks" to making memories

21. Giving in to peer pressure

22. Not living my life unashamed

23. Letting pride take over

24. Not telling a friend how much he/she means

25. Not asking for forgiveness

26. Being greedy

27. Not being thankful

28. Not appreciating God's beuty

29. Not saying "I love you" to someone I love

30. Not hugging someone in need of a hug

31. Living in the past

32. Being bitter

33. Frowning instead of smiling

34. Being too judgmental

35. Holding a grudge

36. Letting the Enemy win

37. Not appreciating the small things

38. Not choosing joy

39. Taking things for granted

40. Not living my life for the One who gave His life for me

You see, we all have regrets, but thankfully, "His mercies are new every morning" -Lamentations 3:23. It is never too late to repent and ask God for forgiveness. Stop living in the past and start living each day with a thankful heart.

"This is the day The Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24

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