“What do you think? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’ “He answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he repented and went.” Matt. 21:28-29
I guess everyone has been there, that you sometimes change and regret your previous attitude. That you regret your previously established path can be due to several different things. In the context above, it was one son who repented and so went to work for his father. The other son said he would work, but he never did. In our walk with God, it is not primarily about what we say, but what we do. And the positive thing is, we can all change.
Maybe you had made plans that looked so good. But the more time has passed, the more unrest you have had over it all. The joy and enthusiasm is not left at all. It does not always have to be about right or wrong, it may just be the wrong time. But, be vigilant and do not drive over the quiet inner voice and definitely do not drive in the opposite direction to what the Bible teaches. Just do as the guy did, he repented. There’s nothing more to it. Maybe you have bought something at some point and then regretted it and had to return the item.
Do not let pride or fear of what others will think hinder you. Do not let your joy depend on other people’s opinions about you, for their opinions, just like your own, they are just opinions. The most important thing is to walk with God and live out God’s will for one’s life and in that walk there will definitely be times when one changes, both in plans, attitudes, directions and actions.
If you who are reading this have not yet opened your heart to Jesus, you can do it now. You can be reconciled to God and have all your sins forgiven. Maybe you have previously said and thought everything possible about God, Jesus and Christians. There is good news for you, you can change today. Turn to Jesus and let Him be your Savior. Today you can start a new life with Jesus. What your friends or co-workers will think about it should not affect you. The Bible says that there will be great joy in heaven over one sinner who repents (Luke 15).
“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Rom. 10:9-10
God bless you.
/ David Billström