Happy Friday Divas! A few years ago, Five Minute Friday was a weekly post for our blog. I’m so happy God saw fit for it to come back!
What is Five Minute Friday? Glad you asked. Each week, Christian writers from all over the world write for five minutes on the same word and place a link to their posts on the Five Minute Friday Blog. Today’s word is REGRET.
Regret is one of those words we just don’t like. Once you have experienced it, you really don’t want to be friends with it again.
One good thing about getting older is that I have been through a few things and I have noticed some choices and patterns that produce regret. Although five Krispy Kreme doughnuts smell so good and simply melt in my mouth when they are hot, experience has taught me…I will regret eating them later. Although the word “SALE” makes my heart beat a little faster and the thought of getting a really good deal makes me happy, my wiser years on earth have helped me recognize…I will regret un-budgeted spending… later.
Yet sometimes, we feel optimistic (it happened to them but it won’t happen me) so we dance with choices that are horrible partners who step our toes, clap off beat, and drop us during our dramatic dip finale. It is when we fall and experience the pain of being dropped…we remember regret. Once we start to regret things, we begin to say futile statements that all begin with…”If only I had”.
In our dance fitness classes, the music is really loud and participants are so focused on doing the correct steps, they are not focused on the events of the day or past regrets. Hip to hip, women of all races, ages, and stages shake their shimmys in our classes while dealing with their own regrets. On a simple a gym floor, regret is escaped…temporarily.
But to leave our regrets behind for good, we must have a repentant heart and leave them at the only place that can bear their weight…the cross.
For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 (AMP)