Are you holding on to regret, imprisoned by the thought you could have changed the past?
In order to be free from regret, we must continue to practice the instant forgiveness experiment. When someone sins against us, we can instantly let go of the prison walls of revenge, resentment, and regret. We let go of regret by repenting: letting go of the past and holding on to the present. Rather than operating with pride, we live in humility toward Christ and others. We give up pride’s fear and protection language, “I could’ve, would’ve, or should’ve” for humility’s words of learning “I can, I will, and I shall.” We accomplish this by following the apostle Paul’s teaching: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
When someone sins against you, instantly let go of the thought that you could change the past and repent by changing your thoughts about the past. Let go of the past fear and protection and hold on to the present and learn. Renew your mind daily through prayer and the Scriptures by taking every thought captive and making it obedient to Christ. The Spirit of God and the Word of God will free you to live wisely among the people of God.