If you spend a lot of time thinking about “what might have been,” you’re not alone. It’s almost an automatic process, looking back on what could have been done better in the past.
Consider this: When we spend our energies thinking of things that might have been, we lose momentum in moving toward what can be. So use the moment of “if only” to focus on how you can improve, then move on. We need time to focus on the lesson learned, not to wallow in remorse.
Remember, “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
American King James Version×). Not just some things. All things work together for good. This means the things we think “if only” about too.