Psalm 1:2| Blessed is the one … “whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”
At some point in our lives we look back over the years and see how much we’ve changed. That change might be for the better…or maybe even for the worse. However, we all want to look back on our lives and see growth. We want to see that we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of those around us. We want to see that we have grown closer to God. We want to see that our lives matter.
Psalm 1 tells us the difference between the person who looks back on their lives with regret and those who look back on their lives with satisfaction. Those who look back on their lives with regret will find that throughout their lives they compromised on their values. They “walked with the wicked,” then they “stood in the way of sinners,” then they “sat in the company of mockers.” They’ll find that they ended up doing things in their lives they never imagined they would do.
However, the person who looks back on their life with satisfaction has a different story. They meditated, dwelled, mulled over the Bible and what they know God has spoken in the Bible. And because of their faithfulness to God and obedience to what he says, they found themselves in a place where God “watches over their way” so that “everything they do prospers.”
We all make decisions every day that determine how we will look back on our lives. Will we look back with regret? Or will we look back with satisfaction? Every decision that we make points us in a direction that will lead us to a destination.
- Are there decisions that you are making today that are pointing you in a direction that’s leading to the wrong destination? What can you do about those decisions?
- What is something you can begin to do that will lead you to reflect back on your life with satisfaction?