I’m sure we’ve all had those moments in our lives when we wish we could go back in time, or snap our fingers and have our lives change in front of our eyes. We wish we could go back and fix things, make changes, and we’d like to believe that by doing so, we’d make everything better. Most people like to be in control of everything that happens in their lives, but the reality is that many things are out of our control. The only real control we have is how we face everything that happens to us, and the choices we make to help or hinder our journeys. These moments of choice are often the subject of scrutiny when we reflect on our pasts and they are often the things we wish we could change. I know I have been there many times.
As a Christian, I believe that God is in control of my life, and it is my responsibility to allow Him to take control and influence my decisions. God did give us free will after all, so we do still have choices to make on our own. That said, as I grow in my faith, I am finding that it is much easier to be at peace with things in my past, because I believe that they all have led me to where I am now, and will continue to build up with any other things I face in the future. All of the events, experiences (negative and positive) in my life are part of God’s plan for me to fulfill the purpose he has for me in this life.
Now I will say, trusting God’s timing and plan is sometimes a difficult feat. I know that on my faith journey, I have not been as trusting of God’s plans for me as I know I should have been. I am someone who likes to know what will happen, how it will happen…I like to have a set plan and straying from certain plans sometimes makes me feel anxious. I like being in control of what will happen, like many other people I’m sure, but that is not always realistic. By putting my faith in God and his plans for me, I am able to feel more comforted than anxious of the unknown and I am more at peace with my past because everything has led up to the point I am at for a reason.
With all of that said, I suppose that the answer to this question is no, if I could instantly change my life, there is nothing that I would want to change. I am thankful for every experience I have had in my life so far, the good and the bad. Everything that I have faced and every choice that I have made (even the wrong choices) have lead me to where I am now and I wouldn’t change that. I wouldn’t give up what I have now for anything. There are moments when the thought crosses my mind, but when I take time to really think about it, I truly wouldn’t want to change anything about my life, past or present. I am content with where I am and the path I am continuing to follow.
What would you change in your life if you had the ability? Would you go back and fix anything and make different choices? What would you want to be different about your life if you could change it in an instant? I’d love to hear what you all think!
Thank you so much for reading,