February 10, 2011

I Fight a 500 lb. Gorilla Every Morning

by Ashley Jensen in Blog, COMMUNICATE, LIFE, Struggles

Every morning I wake up, it seems like I hear a bell go off in my head. Not a dinner bell or a little reminder sound on my phone, it’s sounds like a fight bell. It feels like I’m in the cage with a 500lb. gorilla… and his name is REGRET. It’s tattooed across his chest. He’s a beast, a scary beast that would eat most people for breakfast. Sometimes I wake up and he’s on my chest, just sitting there. Sometimes he’s pouncing’ on my noggin. Regardless of where he is, I know I have one of two choices, fight or get beat up. So, every morning I choose to fight.

I love what Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” This verse is a great reminder that I don’t have to deal with regret or allow it to get the best part of my day. Do I regret stuff? Of course. I regret the dumb little things I do and I regret the major huge things I’ve done that have hurt my family and friends. The part about all this is… I’m forgiven. I’m forgiven by God and for the most part, I’m forgiven by people. Regret can eat up a lot of our lives if we allow it. That’s right, allow it. It’s a choice. I’m not going to live my life in the past and you don’t need to either. Start with today and move forward. The past is just that, the past. We can’t change it, so let’s live today the best we can and it will help insure a better tomorrow.

Anybody else out there fight this 500 lb. Gorilla too?

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