Lessen The Regrets

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As the LORD commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.  (Joshua 11:15, NIV 1984).

My Musings – I suppose I am not all that old yet, but having just hit sixty-five does cause one to pause and reflect.  Many who do so, look back with a host of regrets.  “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut.

Others, look back with little to regret. “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.  I did what I had to do, and saw it through without exemption.” — Lyrics from a song popularized by Frank Sinatra (and later by Elvis Presley).

But how many can it be said that they “left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded?”  

My Advice – Clearly I am closer to the end of life’s journey than I am from its beginning. I am not in the same camp as Joshua.  The regrets are few, but there are things I’ve left undone.  But the journey is not yet over.  And while He could call me home before I see another sunrise, I may yet have time to lessen the regrets before I bow out with my final curtain call.  This is something we can all resolve to do.  Let’s all resolve to lessen the regrets with whatever time we have left.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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