When I would talk to people, I would often say that I had no regrets. That the troubles I've been through throughout my life were merely lessons that I've learned from. Part of that statement is true.
It wasn't until a friend spoke at church one Sunday talking about regrets that I had a change in mindset. You see, the troubles I've been through were mistakes. Mistakes that either I made or someone else made. God doesn't want to see us hurt or suffer. However, its through those mistakes that we can take away lessons.
I do have regrets. More than I'd like to share in a public blog at this point in time. It's how I respond to those regrets that matters.
I can choose to wallow in my regret, never moving forward in life. Always looking back saying 'I wish I didn't do that'.
I can say 'Man, what a stupid mistake' and share that story in hopes that someone else doesn't make that same mistake.
Do I have regrets in life? You bet.... but I'm going to take those regrets and turn them into something great.
What will you do with YOUR regrets?