“Do I have any regrets? Absolutely! Those who don't have regrets are either non-human or are deceiving themselves. Another way of saying that I have regrets is that I have acted selfishly. I have hurt others, hurt myself and hurt God. Regretting something is the first step towards repentance, and then forgiveness. While it is true that I have many regrets, that does not mean I wallow in my failures.
One of my favorite authors, Ellen White, puts it this way: ‘If one who dailycommunes with God errs from the path, if he turns a moment from looking steadfastly unto Jesus, it is not because he sins willfully; for when he sees his mistake, he turns again, and fastens his eyes upon Jesus, and the fact that he has erred, does not make him less dear to the heart of God. He knows that he has communion with the Saviour; and when reproved for his mistake in some matter of judgment, he does not walk sullenly, and complain of God, but turns the mistake into a victory.’”