Thursday, February 11, 2016

Let It Go (Again)

As a public service, I'd just like to let you know that today is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

You're welcome.

It seems there is a national day for everything possible. There is actually a site where you can sign up to have an email notify you each time a national day is to be celebrated.

As if I don't have enough emails arriving daily pressuring me to read them!

But I digress. I was talking about spilled milk.

I was thinking back, trying to remember if there was any mistake I would actually go back and correct if I had an opportunity.

Don't get me wrong, I've a boatload of regrets. Things I wish I had done differently. And I've made plenty of mistakes. I'm certainly not perfect.

The thing is, though, that it all worked out.

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, the bible tells us that our steps are ordered of the Lord. In fact, the Word goes on to say that if we stumble, we'll never fall because He is holding our hand.

God has a plan for our lives and He is big enough to get us back on the path if we stumble off the course. (Remember Romans 8:28 - everything works together for good ... in the end.)

So yeah, I've spilled some milk before - often a whole jug. But even as there have been big messes to clean up and expenses that would have not had to be paid had I not been so careless - or clumsy, there was no need to cry about it. Learn from my mistakes and go on.

The truth is, I'm right here where God wants me. I've got a life to live and a calling to keep. Time to press on and don't look back.

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt #3. February 11th is National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. Write about a time you could have cried over “spilled milk”.

What about you? Have you ever wanted a do-over? Tell us all about it! Or, consider linking a post of your own over at Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It.

I'm also linking this post up at the Grace and Truth link up at Arabah Joy because my Christian blogger friends might need to be reminded to press on and don't look back as well as I do.


There are some wonderful bloggers who participate!  You can link up with any of these great hostesses:

Satisfaction Through Christ

The Brown Tribe

Arabah Joy

A Divine Encounter

Sharing Redemption’s Stories

Dawn Klinge – Above the Waves


Denise said...

great words of wisdom

betty said...

Sometimes I would like to have a do over on things, but I do realize life doesn't work that way; I do think though if we allow ourselves to we can definitely learn from our mistakes and hopefully then in the future not cry over spilled milk again :)


Carissa said...

Love your testimony. I have done the same, looked back and seen God's hand even through struggle. He is faithful!

Monica said...

Very encouraging words. There are many things I would do over again but who's to say I would be where I am today if I did. I love where I am today! :) Happy Friday and Happy Valentines day!

Sandi said...

"What if I miss God?"

"Don't worry, He'll find you."

Not my words, quoting someone else! :)

Naila Moon said...

Terrific post and thought provoking.

Mama Kat said...

This is a great message. The mistakes and messes we make in life are so small in relation to the big picture and our true life's purpose.

Carol said...

Sure am a believer! I also think that everything works out.
for the Good. The Lord is mindful of each one of us and has a plan for us. He won't let us out of His site.

Jennifer Clarke said...

I appreciate this perspective, Jerralea. What sweet comfort it is that the Lord orders the steps of His children. Thank you for sharing this with us at Grace & Truth!