Often we look back and think, “What if?”
What if I had bought those stocks? What if I had taken that job? What if I went on that trip? What if I did that ministry? What if I started doing that years sooner?
It is easy to spend time thinking about all the missed opportunities of the past.
A better question than “What should we have done differently” is to ask ourselves, “What should we be doing now?” What opportunities will we look back on from today and feel a sense of regret?
Good things are going on all around us, and focusing on potential opportunities is far less maddening than replaying the past.
Sure, not everything will work out the way we hope, but we might be blessed by our effort. After all, we will never be able to rewrite the past; but the future is full of unlimited potential.