I Wish…

After a conversation yesterday
I have a new understanding for the phrase
Have no regrets

Many times in life I haven’t fully understand that phrase
Or better yet have disagreed with it
People have wanted to do something crazy sounding so they just said
Have no regrets and went on with life

But yesterday my eyes were opened to what it means for me
As I was in the middle of this conversation I kept hearing
I wish I had (fill in the blank)
The more I heard it the more I felt sad for this person
I wish I would have waited until later in life to get married
I wish I would have majored in something different in college
I wish I would have gone into the army
I wish I would have traveled more before having kids

The whole afternoon these thoughts kept running through my mind
There was so much wishing for things to be different
Wishing that decisions made could be reversed
This wishing in my mind was the same as regrets
Regretting the decisions made
Regretting how time had been spent living this life

All afternoon I had this feeling that many people live their life this way
Opportunities and choices are right in front of our face
But we play it safe
We don’t jump off the cliff
Trusting that God is going to keep us from crashing at the bottom
And then months or years later we wish we would have taken the chance
We wish we wouldn’t have been afraid
We wish would have taken the opportunity of a lifetime

We regret not jumping at the chance to make life changing decisions

If you ask me that’s a terrible way of living
It’s actually not living at all
It’s going through motions, routines, habits
Without ever making a game changing play
I realized through this conversation just a little more of why I do what I do
I don’t want to look back in a few months
Wishing I wouldn’t have been disobedient to God
I don’t want to miss out on the great things
He has ahead of me because I was afraid to jump
I don’t want to wish I would have made the game changing play

I want to be right in the middle of that play every day
I want to live without regrets

What do you wish you had done differently in life?
It’s not too late to jump!


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  1. Amen to this. Thanks for the words Meagan.

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