If you could go back and change something or a situation in your life, would you? If so, what would it be?
My husband and I had this conversation a few weeks ago. He asked me if I could go back and change anything in my life, would I and what would it be. My immediate response was – I wouldn’t change a thing. I think my response shocked him, especially after everything that we have been through. Let me break down my response to him.
My life is far from perfect, but it is my life! Everything that I have experienced, whether good or bad, has helped mold me into the woman I am today and I am proud of that. I have no regrets. The past is the past for a reason. You can't change it. Besides, if you could go back and change something you run the chance of altering your future in a way that could make things worse for you. I wouldn't want to risk losing what I already have.
I'm pretty sure we've all had that "what if" moment. Do I sometimes wish things were different? Hell yes, but then I think about how blessed I am; even with all of my flaws and unfulfilled desires. Every morning I open my eyes is a confirmation from God that I still have work to do. That I have a purpose. It's an opportunity for me to try again and get it right.
Every trial, tribulation, joyous occasion or highlight of my life was all a part of God’s plan for me. Who am I to question or change that? Though sometimes I may not understand what he is doing, I praise him anyway. Everything I've been through has been a learning experience for me and was needed for me to grow to the next level. You see, if you never go through anything you remain stagnant.
There were times when I didn't think I would make it, but I'm still here, alive and kicking. You know the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I use to hate it when people would say that to me. Now I can say I understand what it means. I'm pretty sure we've all been through some stuff and didn’t understand why it was happening. It’s all a test of our faith and for us to learn something from that experience. Everyone get's tested. No one is exempt. In the end, God has given you a testimony.
I hope this post inspires someone who may be going through something and ready to throw in the towel. Don't give up and don't look back. Your past is your past for a reason. Keep pushing.....you are almost at the finish line. Your tears, pain, and hard work have not been in vain.
Do not dwell on the past. Your history cannot be erased, but your future has yet to be written, so make the most of what is going to happen instead of worrying about what you cannot change.