One of the hardest things for me to accept about life is that nothing can be undone. You can give apologies for words said and for actions done, but you can’t erase what had already taken place. Human nature and the make-up of our brain causes and even allows us to forget certain situations and even certain people, but that can never change or adjust the fact that the experience took place. Example, I don’t remember the exact day that I was born, but it happened! I hope that you are following me, but if you aren’t, I’ll try to make it as simple as possible…there is no “delete” button in life. We can’t take back moments, interactions, encounters nor situations. The only thing that we can do is learn from every moment that we are graced by God to live.
I have had days where I have literally said to myself in my head and out loud (Don’t judge me) I wish that I had a time machine. One of my biggest regrets in life is not making more of my college career! I wish that I would have gone to an out of state college, lived on campus the entire 4 years and joined a sorority. But, I have absolutely no means to change my past, all I can do is learn from it. What can I learn from that? I learned to seize every opportunity in front of me and not to rely on the support of other. Now if I want to do something, I do it. When I wanted to pledge, I thought of so many reasons as to why I couldn’t do it instead of just saying, “You want this, do it!” Before you know it, I was graduating and my dream of pledging was withered, even though I know it’s never too late, who knows what could have happened if I would have done it!
It’s pointless to wonder “What if” but it is crucial to build from the past and trek to the future!
“Abraham wasn't perfect. He failed, made mistakes. But, he would go back, get right with God, and then just keep moving forward. He didn't quit when things got hard. He just kept on going. And everywhere he went, God was there. God was with him.” - Anne Graham Lotz