Monday, September 5, 2011
the reality of regret
It is easy for me to say if only I had done this differently or that differently. I truly wish we had begun home-educating the girls sooner. However, it wasn't a possibility before.
There are reasons for genuine regret. When we deliberately act outside of God's will we should repent and confess. However, I believe regret is legitimate even after we've been forgiven. Regret isn't false guilt, it is sorrow over missed opportunities because of our disobedience.
However, we humans often regret things that we had no control over. Why regret not homeschooling sooner when it wasn't an option? Seems silly to me. We tend to regret silly stuff rather than the important ways we missed out in serving and glorifying God.