Friday, June 10, 2011

Would you Go Backwards in Time?

Every Friday, I'm joining other bloggers for 5 Minute Friday (hosted by Gypsy Mama) to take just five uninterrupted minutes to write from the heart. 

This week's prompt: Backwards.

Do you ever wish you could go backwards in life? Ya know, go back in time and fix the mistakes you made. 

This actually has been on my heart a lot lately so it's ironic that today's prompt is backwards. 

I have made a lot of mistakes and errors in my life. Those mistakes have caused me and some of my loved ones pain, grief, and sadness. But you know what? I don't know if I'd want to go backwards and get a total do over. Although I'm far from perfect, I like the person I have become. I am content and happy with this place in life. I'm strong and I know it. I was made for this life and I know that too. While there are trials and tribulations, I have many many blessings that outweigh those. 

If I were to go backwards and get a do over - would I still be me? Would I still have gone through everything I went through and be in this same spot in life? I don't know the answers to that. 

One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11. 
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

While I don't think God necessarily intended for me to make the mistakes and errors in life that I did, once they were made and I turned to him, he led me to this place in my life. 

If anything, I'd love to go backwards for a brief second, back about 10-15 years ago and hug the younger version of me and tell her eventually she's gonna be just fine. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I posted immediately after you on exactly the same subject! Funny we both took the same spin on "backwards" and posted right by eachother. Enjoyed your post immensely!