Have you ever wished you did something differently?
Of course you have. All of us have. We’ve second-guessed ourselves, doubted our decisions, wished we could go back and change something.
We choose to go forward with something out of faith and think we’re really going for it this time. We got this thing, for sure! And then we have a sense of buyer’s remorse.
Even if we did nothing wrong, we still feel it. Right?
Fear and Resistance will tell you that you’re a fool and you’re wrong as soon as you step forward, especially in faith, and move towards something that you believe and feel but cannot see.
Your own self-preservation will be speaking loudly, trying to get you to play it safe, to stay comfortable and neutral.
No one ever followed God by playing it safe, staying comfortable, or remaining neutral.
In this life of faith and obedience, we’ll have to make decisions and go for things that seem irrational, that seem like huge risks. That’s just a part of it. And at times we’ll look back and wish we did it differently; we’ll second-guess and doubt ourselves.
In relationship with Jesus, we don’t get do-overs. We get grace.
Grace is a gift, and it’s poured out over us again and again, regardless of our second-guessing and our doubting.
We don’t get mulligans. We don’t get re-dos. We get the grace of God.
And that’s better, because do-overs mean our goodness is based on us, but grace means it’s because of Jesus.