the big four…regret

There are four big things I daily struggle with in my life: fear, anxiety, control and regret.

For some reason, regret is hitting me hard this morning. I often pine over decisions that have been made; some that were made years and years ago and really don’t even effect me anymore. But yet, there is still that “what if…” that lingers in my soul.

This morning I read these words in I Samuel 16…
The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”

There are more things that I would like to admit that I’ve missed out on because I’ve sat with the past or was trying to replan out the future. And that leads to even more regret.

So, today I’m hearing these words that were spoken to Samuel and I am facing this day with just the outlook of today. Not a hint of thinking about yesterday, those thoughts I bind and ask God to redeem and take away. Not a hint of planning for tomorrow.

Today I will “fill my horn with oil and be on my way.” Spending every moment in praise and adoration for the spot I am at today and focusing my eyes, talents, hands, ears on the expectation of how He will meet me today.

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