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Article Credits: Bessie Stewart-Banks, Eric Williams
Has there ever been a time in your life when you regretted a decision or choice you made about something?
Well, do not feel guilty or ashamed because you are not the only one who has. There are countless people who are walking around right now carry something they wished they had not done or said.
Regret in terms of its definition means to feel a sense of sorrow, disappointment or to be distraught about something. Living with regret can cause a person to live a life in a cycle of should’ve, could’ve, would’ve or I wished I had or hadn’t. No matter what synonym you use to describe regret, the person experiencing it no longer has to live with it as long as they a decision not to.
Based on personal experiences, we have discovered that the following suggestions have been beneficial when overcoming feelings of regret:
- Accept your decision: Know that without recognizing and accepting your mistakes, you’ll never be able to move past it and live for the future.
- Understand that God has forgiven you: Once you’ve accepted the mistakes that you’ve made in life, don’t continue to beat yourself up over those decisions. Let go and give it to God.
- Never make the same mistake twice: Understand what mistakes you’ve made and practice to not repeat those same decisions.
- Look for the silver lining: Search for the lesson or lessons that you can take away from what you have endured. Once you have defined what the lesson was, use it to your advantage to become a better person and that your past bad decisions do not define who you are and what God has created you to be and prepared for you to accomplish in life.
These suggestions are just what they are suggestions. Take time to find out what works best for you and apply it to your life. But in the meantime say this with us I AM FREE FROM ALL PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE MISTAKES!