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It was Decem­ber 2015 in the evening when I final­ly decid­ed to stop regret­ting about what hap­pened in my life. I used to regret the deci­sions I’ve made, the actions I’ve tak­en but on that night, I knelt down in prayer and left every­thing to Jesus.

A lot of peo­ple have many regrets in life. Whether they missed an oppor­tu­ni­ty that gets in the way or a loss of some­one they dear­ly loved because they weren’t able to express to them how they real­ly love them. Pero ang isa na yata sa pina­ka-malalang regrets ng mga kalalak­i­han is hin­di mo man lang nasabi or na-express yung dap­at mong sabi­hin sa taong gus­to mo. Nag­ka-boyfriend na ng iba, wala ka man lang nasabi. Haha!

Not a few weeks ago, I talked to dif­fer­ent peo­ple that I know can speak to my life not because they were my friends but because they can give the infor­ma­tion or the feed­back that I need, not the one that I want. I took every­thing that they’ve said, and also what God said.

Mak­ing the deci­sion was a dif­fi­cult one. Most of my friends’ valid con­cern was “Dhenn, are you sure about it?”. “Yes”, I prompt­ly replied. I have actu­al­ly doubt­ed my deci­sion a lot of times. My plans at first didn’t come out as I expect­ed, but any­way,  I was able to car­ry it out until the deci­sion came out.

I won’t tell you the details but a friend told me again, “Did you regret what you did?” 

After three con­sec­u­tive years, that was the only time I heard the word “regret” again. And to regret is a feel­ing of dis­ap­point­ment, sad­ness or frus­tra­tion over some­thing that has hap­pened or been done or about some­thing you wish you did. It’s a painful feel­ing because you can’t bring back the time, yung tipong anda­mi mong “what-ifs” in life or “what could have been”. Yung agony na nabubuhay ka sa nakaraan at hin­di sa kung anong meron ngay­on.

And then I told my friend that I didn’t. To regret is such a waste of time. I can nev­er bring back the time, I can nev­er restore things to its orig­i­nal state. But one thing for sure, I did what I need to be done. I stepped out of faith and risk the whole of myself so that I will not be baf­fled with ques­tions that were fill­ing my mind. My ques­tions have been answered, it brings clar­i­ty and direc­tion to me. And maybe if I didn’t step out of faith and courage, per­haps my mind was still filled with ques­tions that I can nev­er answer until I ask.

God made it clear to me that He still keep­ing the best for me, and I still have a mis­sion to accom­plish.

SEE ALSO:  Keep Rowing The Boat

There will be a time that we will be dis­ap­point­ed, but there’s one Per­son I know who risked his life for the peo­ple who didn’t even like him, for the peo­ple who reject­ed him. Did he regret what he did? No, he didn’t. He was proud of it. He high­ly thought of you while he was dying. And he is Jesus Christ, the most coura­geous per­son I’ve ever known. Till next time.




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