For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
Titus 2:11‭-‬12 NIV

We all know someone or have heard stories about someone who could have done better for themselves. They may have dropped out of high school, abruptly quit their jobs because they got mad, left their spouse, or got into serious debt. I’m sure God didn’t tell them to do that. They probably just made a decision based on an emotional response.

We’re not to be led by our emotions. We’re to be led by the Spirit of God. It may be difficult at times because our emotions are screaming to do something that’s going to make us temporarily feel better. But that’s when we need to exercise self-control. That’s when we need to focus our attention and see how He wants us to respond.

Avoid having regrets by exercising self-control and seeking God with our response. When we respond how God wants us to respond, we make the best decision for our lives now and for the future.