Solomon offered interesting wisdom when he said, “What is crooked cannot be straightened” (Ecclesiastes 1:15).
That doesn’t mean we are beyond hope. But some of our choices have consequences with which we must live for the rest of our lives. Chuck Swindoll said it well: “No one can deny the relentless pain brought on by enduring the consequences of wrong actions.”
If God protects you from the consequences of poor choices, that’s great! But it’s also unlikely. And not all painful consequences are a bad thing. God can use those consequences to redirect us to a better future.
Are you living with the crooked results of past actions? If so, you have two options. You can complain about it or you can own it. When you own it, you have taken a huge step forward.
Recovery Step: Learn to walk with a limp. If God chooses to not straighten the crooked consequences of past actions, trust the process.