How to be Free From Christian Regrets

“… forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead…” Failure!

The Christian life is forever forward-looking. And yet so many of us are crippled by past hurts, disappointments and regrets.

Stuck!

The consequences of this dilema is that we are no longer able to fulfill the second part of this well-known Scripture: “… I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus..” (Philippians 3:14)

The ‘Prize’ is God’s call upon our life ‘In Christ Jesus’. It is a calling far higher than we would ever imagine! (Especially when so many of us are dealing with regrets, disappointments and failures).

And yet God can, and will, restore the wasted years and the missed opportunities. We only need to give Him our faith, based upon His promises, and then rest in Him.

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“Hope” – the missing key?

Staring Without Moving

Hope is an earnest expectation of what we desire.
It is, for many, the missing key!

HOPE an acronym:

Hears God’s Word that…
Opens our eyes to the…
Plans He has for us, to…
Energise our Faith.

Biblical hope stems from what God is telling us will come to pass.

So, how does hope work?

Hope paints a picture on our heart’s of what we are thinking and meditating upon. In other words, for what we are longing for. That’s where the power is – in the imagination of our heart! (Which is also where the power for evil, failure and death is!)

For as he thinks in his heart so is he” (Prov. 23:7)

The Bible is full of promises. If that were not the case then we would have no hope; or at least no positive hope.

We would, instead be meditating on failure, poverty and disaster, which is exactly what we would get. But Christ died that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) So we choose life!

This is not just wishful thinking, like a mere complement. This is actively and purposefully seeing ourselves as God sees us, by reading what the Bible say’s about us. It is about taking the Word of God and actively meditating on it until we know and see in our heart what God promises. For example, you may like to meditate on the following scriptures:

“I am above only and not beneath…” “I am more than a conquerer…”
“I am blessed with very spiritual blessing in Heavenly places…”

So, Why is it so important to get all fired up about hope?

Because it is Biblical hope that stokes the fire’s of faith.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1)

When we have our hope as an earnest expectation of grace’s future accomplishments, then faith comes into action and brings about the thing we hope for. Faith requires Hope! And hope does not disappoint!

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Forgiveness


In the Book of Mark Chapter 4 v 3, Jesus is talking about our heart’s being as soil in which we plant the seed of God’s Word. Our heart need to be ‘soft’ in order to receive His Word and for faith to grow. Conversely, ‘hardened’ hearts do not produce God’s kind of faith. In this scenario, the seeds of God’s Word are either plucked away by birds or they wither on stony or dry ground, and die!

Consequently, the condition of our heart determines the likelihood of a harvest.

Moving on to Philippines 3: 13, Paul the Apostle encourages us to “…press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
This is what we long to do. It is a place where faith is working in our lives and we are producing fruit for the Kingdom. There’s no happier place to be!

But their is a problem, I have discovered, in that my own hardened heart has been a hindrance to producing good fruit. It is a problem that prevents me from “pressing towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

The problem is this: my heart has been hardened through past hurts, sins, fears, pride, rejection and unbelief. And no matter how hard I try to get God’s affirming Word into my heart, (so that I might press toward the goal in faith), those seeds of God’s Word do not bear fruit. They find only ‘stones’ of offence and thorns and thistles of bitterness, fears and unforgiveness.

The remedy, though, is to be found in the same Philippines chapter. We are urged to “Forget those things which are behind..” This speaks to me of Healing, that is:
Healing the hurts of the past, fears and wounds through prayer, repentance and faith. My hardened heart needs to be healed so that faith might be able to work in me: faith working through love (Galatians 5 v 6)

With His faith now working in me through love, I am ready to Press towards the Goal and to bring Him Glory.

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