Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The human emotion of regret plays a funny role in the psyche of the Christian man. Should I regret having started the Dorean Group? Do I regret the partner or employees or brokers I ended up with? Should I have got lawyers involved, not defended myself, taken a deal, or not started Dorean at all? Regret dances in and out of your consciousness looking for some branch of doubt upon which to roost. The Christian man should not be subject to regrets if his faith is mature. Taking God at His word that the footsteps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord Jesus no room for regret, even though the hardest for me is not that I was guided into all the choices I made but that my friend suffers. But there is a fallacy in this thought also. For surely the God guiding me is the same guiding him. Can I transfer the knowledge of God’s great care for me as not individual solely but also for every part of His body including my brother? The only reasonable thought is to know God is constant in His faithfulness to all His children, so though I may desire to see the suffering of those I love to cease I cannot harbor a regret I delight and trust that the love of God will finish the work it has started and care for His own through all the trials and suffering along the journey. If you have any regrets about your involvement with Dorean you have a lot to learn about the Lord.