Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. (Credited to Sarah Frances Brown, mother of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

It’s hard to image what we’ll be thinking when we look back on our lives after a few years. We may think of the promotions we’ve earned, the awards we’ve won, and the good things we’ve accomplished. They will bring us joy, no doubt, but we’ll probably be disappointed that we didn’t spend more time with family and friends or that we passed up opportunities to serve more.

We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. (2 Corinthians 1:12)