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Feb/13

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Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda Pt 1

WOE IS ME!

Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda is an American slang expression of regret, missed opportunities and failure.

I shoulda taken the job that was offered to me but I turned it down, and now I regret it. I woulda gone to university to study medicine, instead I allowed my parents to pressure me into joining the family company and I now feel I failed to do what’s right. I coulda been married at 25 and had a family  but I turned him/her down because I wanted to be footloose and fancy free. I now see I missed the opportunity.

All of us can add our own stories to this list. In fact many Christians are still holding onto their regrets, failures and mistakes of the past. They still carry the wounds, hurts and shame of  past things.

Paul the apostle teaches us what we need to do with the past:

Phil 3:13-14  I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (NLT)

Paul had many things from his past life that could have kept him from moving forward. He persecuted the early Church. He broke up families, had Christians killed, thrown into prison and tortured; but Paul learned how to live free in his relationship with Christ.

God has called all of us to greatness. It’s His purpose to rid our past lives of things that hold us back.

In this series of Blogs we will be looking at how God wants to restore all things that have been lost, stolen or forfeited.

Meditation Point: Through the power of the cross, the blood of Jesus has cleansed our past lives of all that would hold us back.

 

 

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