Have you ever said, “Oh, I wish I’d done so-and so when I had the chance. I regret not doing that”? I’d like to make this Covid-19 time period a “No Regret Opportunity.” If I put things off, regret moves in.
Even amidst disappointment and inconvenience we can avoid regret by keeping close to Jesus. The closer we stay to Him, the less likely we are to make a wrong turn leading to regret. The more likely we are to take on His perspective.
Consider your biggest challenge. Kids are home all summer? Working at home?
Consider your biggest opportunity. Kids are home? Working at home?
Consider your biggest enjoyment. Kids are home? Working at home?
Of course, other things can be on your list, but likely, lists overlap. What causes stress also brings joy. Today at Bible study we noticed Jesus’s death would bring the disciples great sorrow. It also turned out to be their greatest source of joy – their redemption.
Try looking over the March blogs on mini habits and applying them to your above list. (See The Mini Habit Strategy, March 9, 2020) Select a very small thing you can do every day in each category.
Maybe start the kids’ day with cuddles (full tanks whine less). Maybe compliment co-workers for creativity or perseverance. Maybe exercise to one favorite tune.
As we take these small steps daily, we’ll build healthy habits, move forward, and change our perspective. We’ll follow close to Jesus. And we’ll someday look back at this time period with no regrets.
What mini habit will you use to address your big challenge? Your big opportunity? Your big enjoyment?