The Inner Vizion

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THE STAIN OF REGRET

on 14/05/2014

SUEISM: “Regret leaves a stain on every brand new day.”

Just as your eyes are about to open, lashes fluttering at the knowledge that a new day is about to begin, a thought passes quickly into your cerebral cortex.  A memory, a quick glance into the past and before you know it, regret has seaped in and stolen the beginning of yet another new day.  Panic disorders and depression are becoming commonplace at an alarming rate.  Regret becomes a stain that spreads into your very being like red wine on a fresh-washed linen tablecloth.

STAINIt is easily recognizable.  It destroys the essence of the setting.  It sticks out like a sore thumb, messing with your mind, body and soul.  Have you ever been there?  Most of us can respond with a resounding yes.  What do we do with regret once it visits us, yet again?  A wise man tells me first to recognize regret as a ‘past’ problem, not a ‘present’ problem.  This may sound a bit profound, but how many of us take things that have happened eons ago and mix them up with our current time.  For understanding sake, it is like taking manure and mixing it with the ingredients of a chocolate cake.  Once it has been baked, it looks fine, but the moment your palette receives the first taste, it knows something is extremely wrong.  The same thing happens when we allow regret to stain our day.

1 John 1:9 states, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrightousness.”  Regret needs a good cleaning.  It arrives attached with things that we are sorry for doing or not doing.  Recognize it for what it is, then put it where it belongs, the past is past…this is a new day.

Creatively His, Sue:)

 

*pic courtesy of premieredition.co.uk

 

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