Making the Best of a Bad Decision: How to Put Your Regrets Behind You, Embrace Grace, and Move Toward a Better Future

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By Erwin W. Lutzer

Erwin is a pastor and best-selling author, in this book, he shows that regardless of the wrong paths you have taken, there is still one right path ahead. Are you worried that maybe you married the wrong person? Are you struggling with poor financial choices? Do you wish you would have chosen a different profession or have you made a choice that hurt someone you love?  you’ll be amazed at how God can use that bad decision to still bring good to you and others. The book is full of many practical ways you can make the best out of everything, even your worst decisions, and move forward into a better future.

This book has some great chapters as listed below, but the most impact for me was the one on finance & careers. Lutzer gives many biblical insights and encouragement in these chapters and contrary to what some anti-debt types will preach at you, Lutzer does not promise that God will deliver us from all our problems. 

I like the example of how God led Moses into the desert for 40 years to work as a shepherd. This certainly was not a good-paying career. He took him there, taught him what humility really is, and gave him leadership skills.

There are many good takeaways and reflection points from this scenario that we should all reflect on in our lives.  Lutzer provides many other valuable insights in the book that will definitely inspire us to unlock our potential.

The chapters of the book are broken out as follows:

  1. The worst decision ever made
  2. When you've chosen the second best
  3. When you've married trouble
  4. When you've crossed a moral boundary
  5. When you've made a bad financial decision
  6. When you're in the wrong vocation
  7. When you've hurt others
  8. How to make wise decisions
  9. The worst decision you could possibly make

This book will give you hope irrespective of the bad decision and choices you have made before. The fact that you are alive is proof that there are still some wise decisions you can make! No matter the wrong paths you’ve already walked, there is still the right one you can choose ahead. God is bigger than your foolishness; Bigger than the mistakes you’ve made; Bigger than your sins; and bigger than the messes you’ve left along the road you’ve chosen up till now.

Highly recommended and happy reading!

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