Passé is a French word that means to pass. We might use it today to say something is outdated. Every regret is from the past. Isaiah 43:18 says, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.”
Consider means to think about or ponder over. I liken it to mental gymnastics. When we bring regrets into our mind, we bring them into our present. We are disobeying God’s word to ‘do not’ because we do.
Verse 19 in the Amplified says, “Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it?…” Behold is used in God’s word to arouse us to take notice. Heed means to pay careful attention to something with the intent to carry it out.
We heed an instructor. When I want to learn how to do something, I pay close attention to every detail. As you read earlier about my bird visitor, the unusualness caught my attention. I knew the Lord wanted to instruct me.
Psalm 16:7 says, “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; my heart instructs me in the night season.” We can apply this verse in several ways. All actions are first thoughts. What we think about when we first wake up, is a clue of what we thought about when we went to bed.
Going to sleep with regrets on our mind, will cause us to wake up in a bad mood. Our best night’s sleep would take place after our last thoughts were of gratefulness. Just before you go to sleep, I encourage you to tell the Lord five things that you were grateful for during your day.