Have you ever done something and wished that you had another opportunity to go back and handle it differently? I sure have! I mean if I was going to make a list where would I start? You would like to have those words back, or not gone somewhere you shouldn’t have. Maybe not expressed your thoughts or desires to someone who had no business hearing them. Possibly a marriage gone wrong, or the treatment of one you really loved, but your own short comings hindered you in expressing it correctly. The list could go on, and on, and does.
So should one live a life of regret of what could have been or maybe should have been? No. That does no good. The only good that can come from looking back is learning how to go forward. How not to ever do that again. A person should take their mistakes to the One who can forgive, heal, and help you move on.
Then there are those rare opportunities that come around every once in a while; second chances. Sometimes we are blessed with a second chance by the One who never needed a second chance! We have an opportunity to face a situation or relationship again and this time we pray we get it right. Have we learned? Do we know where we went wrong the first time? I hope so. Take second chances when you are presented with one and make the most of it. Make it beautiful, make it worthy of being offered to you. Make the way you handle it this time please God. God is the God of second chances. He made a way for us to be cleansed of all of our wrong doings, and to try again. Take what God has paid a high price to give you and this time do it right with His power and might, and not your own.
**Preview for next week: “Road Rage – Remaining Christ Centered while Thinking Everyone on the Road is an Idiot” **