Regrets anyone? No perfection here...

I have to admit that I really like watching and reading celebrity interviews... and I know that I'm not the only one:) It seems like we are often surprised at how human these famous people seem after hearing an interview with them. However, does it ever occur to you that most of them, when asked if they have any regrets about their past decisions, often say they wouldn't change a thing because all of their mistakes have made them who they are today (or something similar)? Sure, I believe that some of them like their lives and like who they have become but is there anything wrong with admitting mistakes? Is there anything wrong with having regrets in your life?

Like I said the other day, I'm really happy with where I am in my life right now. I do think that many of my decisions have made me who I am. But I will say that I certainly have regrets and have made a lot of mistakes. I'm human and I am just plain mean, dumb and sinful sometimes. My biggest regret is that as a result of my mistakes and bad decisions, I have hurt people--even those that I love the most. I have hurt people with my words and even more so by what I haven't said...the looks I've given...the judgements I've made. I regret all of these things. I don't want my bad decisions to be dirty little secrets that I brush under the rug because I think this can hurt others even more. I want to live a life of transparency and I admit that I'm not perfect...far from it.

This little rant of mine is not intended to be a blanket apology to all of those that I've hurt in my life; it is just one of my attempts at living my life honestly--like a hardwood floor:) And thank God for His forgiveness...


Anonymous said...

Amy, I for one appreciate your honesty. Your honesty is both convicting and encouraging. At church on Sunday the pastor mentioned the verse about the fact we are a work in progress and how God is not done with us yet... my response was "thank goodness!" I'm so glad we are works in progress with God as our Maker!
It was wonderful visiting with you the other night at my parent's home. I wish I lived back in Spokane again so we could get to know one another even better with lots of playdates! Parker is a sweetie!


Linda said...

Amy, what a nice post. I, too, have made mistakes in my life that, if it were not for God's love and mercy, who knows what I would be like. I think that it is so important to be open and honest with who you are. I am one of those people who is "what you see is what you get". That is not to have liberty to be rude, etc...but I cannot stand people who are pretentious...it grates on me something awful. I have always tried to right my wrongs immediately...at least those I am conscienously aware of.
Thanks for your openess!
Linda (Andi's mom)

From the Woodlands said...

So true Amy! I was just discussing this with Lisa, a dear friend of mine. I think Christian's especially can get caught up in that frame of mind (it made me who I am) and I think it can be really dangerous. I think Satan would want us to not admit to the wrongs we've done to ourselves and to others! We wouldn't grow as Christian's if we did... I too have a lot of regrets, and I am so thankful that Christ has forgiven me and that He teaches me how to help those who may be making the same mistakes.
I am still growing and will be until Christ returns!

Aleah said...

The mistakes we've learned from can really help others out when they're going through something that we've gone through before. : ) Ya know what I mean?

Great post Amy!

Love, Aleah

Munchkin Land said...

I cringe when I think back to some of the things I've done to family and friends. I, for one, am so thankful for grace and forgiveness. This is a wonderful post...

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