Regrets can be debilitating.
I heard from a colleague who got some ‘bad news.’ “What should I have done better?” Was the question.
This person was not even involved in the situation. But, we tend to see the world through the glass of our ability.
“Why do you think anything you might have done would have changed things?” I asked.
There was no answer
We must beware of thinking we can be the solutions to everyone’s problems. We can’t.
We must beware of thinking if I would have done this, or I should have done that.
Instead, consider the ‘bad news’ in a greater context, what can I learn? How can I pray? What are the ways now that I can point people to the gospel? How can I give God glory even in this? What are the things I can be thankful for in this?
It’s not all about us.
When we’re feeling sad about a situation, that should be a signal, not about what I woulda shoulda, but about how I can pray, rejoice and give thanks.
It’s turn our aim from earth to heaven. To Him who actually can do something.
“But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the Lord!”
Psalms 115:18 ESV