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Lose Regrets (3 of 3)
Series: The Biggest Loser
Pastor Kerry Shook
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"I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."
2 Cor. 6:2 (NIV)
1. SAY IT NOW
"... let me say what is on my heart." 2 Cor. 11:1b (LB)
"I say this because I won't be around to help you very much longer. My time has almost run out. Very soon now I will be on my way to heaven." 2 Tim. 4:6 (LB)
2. DO IT NOW
"Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act." Prov. 3:27 (NIV)
... that I'm going to put into my bucket, so now, what do I have? I have a bucket list. That's right. There is a new movie out called The Bucket List and the characters that are played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are told they're terminally ill so they make a list of all the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. The Bucket List is a lot of fun, it's a fun movie. They do things like sky diving, race-car driving and they travel the world. But recently a reporter from USA Today was interviewing Chris and I about our forthcoming book One Month to Live and she asked, "What do you think about The Bucket List?" She said, "Because it seems to me that most of us don't have the money to do all those extravagant and crazy and expensive things that the characters do in the movie." I had the opportunity to share with her that we've had the privilege of welcoming many people at the end of their life when they found out they had one month to live or a few months left on this earth and it's almost never the big things that they have regrets over. I've never heard anyone on their death bed say if only I would have gone sky diving my life would have been totally complete and fulfilling. I've never heard that. But it's the little things that we neglect to do over and over again that we have regrets about. I've just been with so many people at the end of their life that had a lot of regrets over the little things, especially in relationships. I was talking to my pastor friend Bill Hybels this week about regrets and he said, "Kerry, I'll never forget being called to the bedside of a very wealthy acquaintance of mine as he was about to die." He said, "This guy had millions in the bank. He had multiple houses and cars, but his kids hated him and his family had just fallen apart. All his money couldn't buy him out of this problem. His death was imminent. The full realization of the fact that he had wasted his whole life was hitting him full force." He said, "Bill, what can I do? I've blown it." Bill Hybels said, "Kerry, what do you say to a guy at that moment? Cheer up. It's no big deal."