It’s Friday, and sometimes I like to participate in the Five Minute Friday writing exercise, hosted by Lisa-Jo, at The Gypsy Mama.¬† The rules are– write for 5 minutes, unedited, and then link up and comment on the person before you. Click the link to go there and get more info and to try it yourself.

Today’s Writing Prompt is:

BACKWARDS

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At times I wish I could go back to the beginning and start over again. Projects. Relationships. Life. Like a rewinded¬† movie, only when I go back, I’d do things differently and much better the second time around. Maybe I’d still make mistakes, but I’d make different ones (hopefully!)

I don’t really want to admit this. I’d like to be able to say that all has gone exactly as planned and is as peachy as can be. But that wouldn’t really be the truth. The truth is, I’d love the opportunity to go backwards and come back forwards again, if I could do some things again. Like take back words that hurt. Or say words I should have said. And do some things I said or dreamed I would always do.

But, I don’t live there. I don’t live in Backward Land. I don’t dwell there. The Land of Regret and Utter Defeat. Choices were made, and still are being made. The point is, for me, to learn from the mistakes, failures, and move forward. I can live in the Land of Hope, because of Christ, and what he has done for me. I have a future to look forward to. I have freedom to be who Christ made me to be. A future with Christ is a place that I look forward to.

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