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No More Regrets… Saying Farewell to Heaviness and Hello to Joy

Psalms 94:18-19 (NLT)18 I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.  19 When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

No More Regrets…

Saying farewell to the spirit of Heaviness and Hello to Joy!

Don’t you and I want to enter into a New Year and find a New Us?

A successful new beginning has its genesis in making over our thoughts thus resulting in an extreme spiritual make-over!  Not just in making a list things we want to become.

That’s how to keep a New Year’s resolution!

Are you making plans/ resolutions for 2012 and dragging along baggage from 2011?

I hope not but if so I sincerely want to help by passing on what I have learned.

Regret is not a romantic longing over past events is an unclean spirit that often manifest itself with a blending in varying degrees of the inner states of being below.

1. Grief
2. Despair
3. Hopelessness
4. Depression
5. Rejection

We often do not give ourselves permission and the time necessary to properly and respectfully; mourn the loss of people, relationships, situations and things that were important to us.

Regret is often an accumulation of UN-dealt with feelings of failure or negatively internalizing life lessons and other people’s emotional baggage from past relationships.

We cannot move on fully embracing life and all that God has to offer us until we evaluate, learn from, then let go of our negative emotional evaluations (judgment) of ourselves and others.

Healthy evaluation means to look at events, people, places and things through Gods eyes and through The Gospel 🙂

God’s perspective and HIS Word take us out of the realm of our negative, repetitive thoughts/ feelings and give us a fresh and life giving perspective on an old problem.

We often learn how to respond to ‘life saying no’ by watching how our parents coped with disappointments.

Were your parents generous in spirit towards themselves?

By not beating themselves over the head and rehashing things over and over again?

If so, they would clearly have able to model separating themselves and their self-worth from their experiences in life.

Or, perhaps they went to the other extreme (as many of us do) and could not accept any personal responsibility when things we wrong and fell into playing the blame game.

One of the most constructive things that can be done in letting go of regret and supporting the ‘moving on process’ is to put to rest the spirit of perfectionism. Once we are delivered from this lying spirit then inner peace can come and begin to find a roosting place in our hearts and minds.

See, we have no righteousness of our own. So once we are delivered from the Religious and Lying Spirit that brings forth striving for ‘perfection’ then we can let go and accept God’s grace and mercy and the maturing process in Christ Jesus can take root in our souls!

When we have done our best (for our current level of maturity) and given our all (done everything as if we were doing it unto the Lord) what do we have to regret?

Perfectionism cancels out the generous covering of mercy and rejects God beautiful grace.

After all, it is only a sinner that recognizes that he or she needs God’s gifts of grace and mercy.

We all have lessons to learn and our sanctification (perfecting/ maturing)  process in the Lord is ongoing on this side of life!

In Christ, we learn to apply all learned in previous times to similar experiences that come around in present and the future life-events.

Upon doing so, then, we can see how much we have grown and learned and that our trials were there for the purpose of refining us and moving us closer to  the image and likeness of Jesus Christ.

God keeps His promises.

HE takes what the enemy meant for bad and turns it into a spring-board for our greatest  good!

Power Verse :Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

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