So like most other Sundays, I went out on return visit and bible study. I followed an elder sister to check up on her students. I did enjoyed the way the elderly sister dealt with scriptural lessons putting to good use Bible verses. That is normal considering her experience in the disciple making work. I learnt a lot from her.
But this morning, I want to share one thing I learnt from one of our study sessions. The student was an elderly woman, she really likes the sessions a lot. She reads her book a lot in her leisure. Her husband used to be a clergy if not for old age. So in his own leisure time, he seems to think about his life in hindsight and sure he had a couple of regrets. Yesterday, he decided to share one with us. He said ” my greatest regret is that I was not able to convert my grandmother to Christianity before she died “. And from the way he was talking, the thing has really being bothering him so much that he tells his wife that every time they had little discussions about life. My point ? I am not dwelling on the fact that maybe his regret is well founded or not, that is not my point. My point is that notice that the old man’s regret is not about what he did wrong but the things he failed to do. I have been hearing that one’s greatest regrets in life are not things wrongly done but right things not done due to one reason or the other. It may be fear, procrastination or even laziness. It was not until yesterday I saw the truthfulness of that idea play out right in front of me.
So dear friend, what things do you want to do that you are not doing right now? What is holding you back? Is it fear? Is it the wrong thinking that there is still a whole lot of time ahead of you? Don’t be mistaken, just as the greatest regrets about life are not things done but desirable things not done, the greatest mistake you can ever make right now is thinking that you have time. You see, time waits for no one. Do the things you want to do now so that you cut down your regrets when looking at your life from hindsight.