Throughout life we all regret times we participated either in something said or done. We often wish we could take back those moments, yet we cannot.
However, the big picture of life is not painted by those few moments of regret over something said or done, but rather the whole of life. The development of character is a long-term project that requires us to work through and build upon those moments for a greater outcome overall.
Zig Ziglar once asked, “Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did’?”
The larger picture of our leadership influence in the Lord’s church will be shaped by how we answer this question. When we look back, our regret should never be identified by what we wish we had done or said. Rather, our joy and hope of a better tomorrow rests in the fact we were glad we did it.
Decisions challenge us to the core. Tasks are not easy. But, at the end of the day, we need to rejoice in the fact our God will be glad we did!