The Joy of Regret

The Joy of Regret
Ohhhh no…why did I do that!!! OMG I should not have said that! Why am I even over here! Why did I listen to…..!

At some point in our lives we have all said these words followed by days, months, and or years of the mental barrage of “why.” There are often times in our lives where we as women don’t want to think about let alone admit to some of the things we’ve said or done. The reasoning of not wanting to think about or admit to the “it” is rooted in regret. You’re not alone!  There are things in ALL of our lives that we truly regret.

With regret comes shame and embarrassment. But with regret also comes growth and with growth comes joy. Not just any type of joy but Joy in Jesus Christ.
You see, I will admit! I have lived portions of my life with regret and the looming “why” that dominated my mind. During that season the enemy tried his best to take me out. I was knocked down often and left with some scars. But when I look back at the “why” that use to dominate my mind I no longer feel shame, embarrassment, dejected or defeated. Now when I think about the “why” I feel joy unspeakable joy!

You are probably wondering; how can anyone get joy out of regret? My actions and words caused regret. The regret conceived and birthed the “why.” Had it not been for the “why” and the grace God extended to me while in the “why” I would not have known how much God loves me.

For me, and I pray for you as well, the “why” pushed me towards God even when I did not understand His love for me. The “why” drove me to wanting to learn more about God through His son Jesus Christ. The “why” taught me how to trust in the guidance of The Holy Spirit. Thus, resulting in me now being able to say “I have JOY OF REGRET!”

Some of you are saying, but you just don’t understand the reason (s) why I made the choice to react the way I did. If “they” had not done or said…..then I would not have done or said…….Oh, but I do understand!  In the midst of the regret it is difficult to see the joy. But hold on and push through. The journey of the Joy of the regret is not fun nor easy, but in the end, it is well worth the trip.
Pearl to Ponder: The Joy of regret is not rooted in the action or reason of the regret disappearing. But, in the perspective based on God’s view.
Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 15:13   Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.


Posted by sylvia shelby on April 24, 2019
Loved this
Posted by Kim on April 17, 2019
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!! This truly blessed my spirit and encouraged my soul. Love ya!
Posted by Kenya on April 17, 2019
Wow, wow, wow! This truly puts a prospective on the regret that I have right now! Wondering what if, should i have, was that truly God? Sometimes we make decisions that we believe is right and of God but the aftermath feels like a mistake. Sometimes God let's us venture down paths that are painful and suffocating to inhibit growth in Him! Thank you for the words of encouragement to keep pressing forward. πŸ™πŸ½
Posted by ARLETTA UNDERWOOD on April 17, 2019
Thank you for this!! I was just thinking of something I did that I was regretting!! Needed this!!
Posted by Carlene on April 17, 2019
This is so true Love it Thank you!
Posted by Erica C on April 17, 2019
This is well as True...This is something I will pass alone to another Sister!!!!!!
Posted by Kendra Wilson on April 17, 2019
This really touched my spirit. So many things I feel I regret or shouldn't have done in my life that I haven't shared & feel gulity about. But when I look back & remember were I was even a month ago. I've grown so much. Thank you first lady I needed to hear this😘
Posted by ELLA BROWN on April 17, 2019
Very encouraging words thank First Lady. These words helps us to know that we are not by ourselves thank you.
Posted by anonymous on April 17, 2019
Loved this!!!
Posted by Lillie Miller on April 17, 2019
The Joy of Regret wow this really spoke to me First Lady...Thank you for reminding me of Romans 5:3-5. My journey has not been without regret but finding that Joy unspeakable during this journey will certainly be the key :)
Posted by Chris on April 17, 2019
Thank you, I truly enjoy your blog! And I needed this today -:)
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