iMPACT QUESTION (iQ): What are aspects of your current life that you regret and wish you could change?
Psalm 119:1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me.
There are a number of things that I regret and wish I could change about the things that I have done and said. My life has had scattered moments of which I am not proud. It is true that the imperfect actions of our lives teach us humility and hard lessons that are not easy to stomach. Yet the road we travel does have the hope of signs that prevent us from making sporadic lane changes and premature exits. Often times, we make those decisions before consulting the God of our inner-state. God does not guarantee a life of cruise control, but He does assure that He is in control for those who will allow for him to take the wheel. We cannot change our past, but we can allow for God to guide our future. His road leaves behind no potholes of regret, for when you look back, those have been covered by Jesus. Regret, for those who have received Jesus, is no longer necessary, because blessings await.
iMPACT FULFILLED (iF):
1. Receive revelation from the Word regarding your next faithful steps.
2. Recognize that you no longer walk alone. The Holy Spirit is with you.
3. Remain consistent with your resolve to trust His direction.
iMPACT QUOTE (i QUOTE): written by Rev. Eric Levels
Don’t let regret bind what Jesus has already freed you from.
iMPACT CHALLENGE (i CHALLENGE):
Write down your regrets on a sheet of paper. Pray to God regarding them and allow Jesus to forgive them. Forgive yourself, then rip and throw the sheet away. God has forgiven you, so do the same for yourself.