If I Could Do It All Over
If You Could Go Back In Time And Change Your Life, Would You?
I get these moments every once in awhile that makes me ask this question of myself.
What if I could go back and change one or many things?
I then realize that if one thing changed, that it would change everything; good and bad. I then say to myself: would it be worth it?
Here is a list of some of the things I would have done differently:
- I would have accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord at a very young age.
- I would have "buckled down" in school and done my very best.
- I wouldn't have left home at such an early age(15).
- I would never have touched drugs or alcohol.
- I would have went to college for a law degree.
- I wouldn't have gotten married at such a young age or had children so young.
I just realized that if I would have just followed #1 on my list, all these others would have probably fell right into place.
Facts are facts; if any of these had taken place, I would not be who I am or where I am today. All the good memories would be gone too; there would be a whole different set of memories and I wouldn't be the Froggy you all know.
I wouldn't have had the beautiful children I have and grandchildren and I wouldn't be in Puerto Rico with the woman I love now.
Would it be worth going back and changing?
Would I want to be someone different?
Before I answer; what about you?
Would you go back and change?
Would you change the memories you have?
Could you or would you?
Yep, I have answered the question:
There is no possible way I would ever willingly go for something such as that. Yes, if it automatically happened and I know what I know now, I would do it different, but I love all the memories I have and what life has become for me; even with all the trials and stresses it entails.
Maybe I didn't accept Jesus way back then, but I have and that is what counts.
I wouldn't want to lose all those cherished memories. Sure there were bad ones, but there were many good ones too.
Could you give up all your cherished memories?
God never promised it would be easy, but He did make many other promises and He has never broken one of them with me.
I have come to realize that even the bad memories has created better good memories. That is because all things work together.
Yep, it's all been worth it and the rest of it will too; no matter what happens. I just pray that God keeps guiding and leading me and that His Will is done in my life. I pray the same for you too.
Remember, we can never change the past but we can change the future. May all our changes be with God in the lead.
© G.L. Boudonck