I think all of us want to live our lives without regret – I KNOW I DO!! We all want to be able to say at the end of our lives that we spent our time wisely doing the things that were of the most importance.
The problem is that most of us, if not all of us, are not doing very much in our present lives about this.
We say that spending time with our family is important but we spend more time watching T.V. than we do with them.
We say that our relationship with God is important but we spend more time checking hockey scores than we do with Him.
We say that we want to be generous with our time, money and abilities but we end up using these gifts in unfruitful ways.
How do we live our lives without regret?
We need to recognize that there is no rewind button in life so we must seek to get it right the first time. We need to take an honest look at what commitments are shaping our lives.
Is there a gap between what you say you value and the way you spend our time? If there is, what are you going to do about it?
We can’t wait for a crisis to make these decisions. Crisis will force us to take evaluation of what is truly important but often at this point it is too late to do anything about it.
It is better to make the tough choices now; it is better not to wait.
What are you doing right now to live your life without regrets?