Hebrews 12:2-3New International Version (NIV)
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Every man who reads this devotional today could say, ‘If I could only go back, undo, fix, or make it right’. You you agree? Yet, I have learned in life that regrets are a waste of valuable time and energy. There are no do overs in life. What happened, happened.
What if we were challenged with this thought today. What if I committed my life, my one and only, with the time that remains, no matter how old you are to live life God’s way. It would be a way with no regrets. You have done your best no matter of the outcome, right?
I like this thought by Theodore Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts, not the person who points out how the strong person stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who actually strive to do the deeds; who knows enthusiasm, the great devotions who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, as least fails while daring greatly, so that person’s place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory or defeat.”
The decisions you make today, men, will determine if you live with great regrets tomorrow, or with satisfaction of today. What if we wrote in our Bibles, “No to self. Yes to Jesus every time.” It would surely be said that you lived a life of no regrets.
Strength and Courage