What I Didn’t Do

During my senior year at Oberlin College, a friend had just gotten back from her summer job working at a national park in the west.

She said that she’d been able to rehearse with other singers and actors to perform skits and songs for park campers. The young employees all lived in cabins, and in their free time they were allowed to ride horses, go hiking, and play sports.


My summer had been spent working at a self-serve gas station as a cashier.


I so regretted that I hadn’t checked out other summer job opportunities, like my friend.

I was afraid of unfamiliar thing so I chose to do the safe thing and go home to live with my parents for the summer.

There aren’t too many activities that I regret taking part in.

The things I regret are what I never did. Usually because of fear or insecurity in my own abilities.

Or God’s ability to sustain me.

  • Opportunities
  • Invitations
  • Auditions
  • Risky Ventures
  • Relationships
  • Ministries

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve jumped into more and more life challenges that I might have shrunk from when I was younger.

My biggest fear is looking back with regret at what could have been.

Are you like me?

Are you taking more risks now when God calls you?

Are you willing to trust God when He calls?

Are you determined not to look back with regret?

Can you shake your fist at fear?

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes.” (Jer. 17: 7,8 NIV Bible)



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