So in the course of all that I asked myself, "Gee why exactly did you move out of your house?" Truth be told, I think I was a little too excited about change and moving to Canada that I forgot to take into consideration the "what-ifs" and actually considered the time frame stated on the Canadian Immigration website. Of course at that time I convinced myself I was walking in "faith" but now I look back, I seriously doubt.
And that brings me back to the topic of this post, "Was that God's will or my mistake?" Did I hurry into a decision out of mere feelings without confirming if it was the spirit of God leading me?
But we are taught to not dwell on the past or live in regrets so we move on but not without learning a few things. When you find yourself in an obvious mistake what do you do? Is God so mean that he would hang it over your head making you live in guilt? Certainly not. It might not have been his will for you to make a mistake but the good news is that your mistake can never get God stranded...NEVER! He always has this mind-blowing backup plan of redemption for us and we see it first hand when he sent his son to die for us even while we were yet sinners!
Romans 5:8 (NLT) "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."
Genesis 50:20 (ESV) "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today."
Romans 8:28 (NIV) "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Sometimes we all make poor decisions in our lives and it may not have been God's "will" but since he is never stranded, in his wisdom he turns it all around for our good. We confess, repent and move on with the new lessons the challenge/poor decision allowed us to learn. Don't let those regretful thoughts cloud your mind from getting the lesson to be learned. Don't just "go" through challenges but "grow" through them.
Question of the Day: Have you ever been in a situation where you totally knew you messed up but God turned it all around for your good? What lessons did you learn? Share if you can.