Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully resist]
and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the
crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious],
Ephesians 6:13 - Amplified.
When we have regrets, it can feel as if we are on a cliff. We may reiterate to ourselves
that we should have done something differently or done some things alternately.
The overwhelming internal voice does not take a lunch nor sleeping break.
Regrets remind us that we did not get a sale or that we spoke without verifying information
in a meeting. Sometimes, regrets flood our memories when we realize that we did not spend
as much time with our spouse, significant other, child(ren) or our parents.
Regrets trample our dreams at night and whip our hearts into drudgery. Upon awakening,
we are very tired because we are carrying failure signs.
Ephesians 6: 11-17 warns us to armor up. Take the whole armor of God, the wide, waist
band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage), the breastplate of righteousness
(an upright heart), strap the gospel of peace to our feet in preparation to fight the enemy
with firm-footed stability plus the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the
flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit,
which is the Word of God.
When we use the tools in our toolkit effectively, we do not have to collect
and recycle regrets. Why? The evil one is defeated and we are victorious!
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