Regrets and Unforgiveness:
This is a great talk for Mother’s Day.

Have you made mistakes? Do you have regrets? With wit and candor, Kelly recounts a routine she’d made an annual tradition marking each Mother’s Day and birthday. Taking out her big bag of regrets about her multiple mammoth, mortifying mothering mistakes, she’d remove each memory and pain, one by one, hold it up and turn it around, examining every facet. Memories of words said and blunders made trickled into her thoughts. The trickle picked up speed until a flood of sorrow and regret threatened to suck her into a whirlpool of hopelessness.

A few years ago, she resolved to change that dance. God reminded her that the Bible says in 2 Corinthians, we can take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ, and 1 Corinthians says we have the mind of Christ. Now when Satan tries to sneak his ugly hand around her mind and pull her close, she pushes him away. She no longer drags out her enormous bag of regrets, handling each one as if it had value. She is determined to lay them all at the foot of the cross and let the blood of Jesus cover them.  

Encouraging her audience to hold their regrets up to the light of Christ, together they examine them in His light because, as it says in 1 John 5, God is light and in Him there is no darkness.

Further, Kelly discusses the important of forgiveness—even forgiving ourselves. Unforgiveness breeds bitterness. Bitterness keeps us from loving and helping others, and can keep us from living our lives fully.

Citing medical journals, Kelly bring scientific proof that unforgiveness can taint our attitudes, stunt our spiritual growth, and even damage our health. She ends with proven ways to overcome unforgiveness.

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