Thursday, September 18, 2014

The "If Only" Zone

My mind is in overdrive (again) and the Holy Spirit nudged me to blog about beating myself up over past mistakes.

I confess my sins to a priest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, but there are times when I just cannot let go. The tapes of my mistakes keep replaying in my mind, and I end up entering the "if only" zone, wishing I could turn back the hands of time.  Yeah, like that's going to happen.

It is Satan that pulls out those old tapes and I can almost see him laughing as he hits the rewind button, highlighting all the ugliness and shame. What saves me from self-destruction is turning to God.  He fast forwards the tapes to lessons learned, and reminds me if I was able to turn back the hands of time, I would not be the person I am today ... defined by His mercy, not my mistakes.


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