Saturday, August 1, 2009

Don't Look Back—Face Forward

"No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back,

is fit for the Kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62).

The context is the challenge Jesus offers to one who wants to follow Him but first wants to say goodbye to home, family and friends.

Jesus is saying that the Kingdom isn't for "looking backers." The Kingdom is for those moving ahead.

This being "a spiritual exhortation for the hour" is the Lord's way of telling us to look ahead, not backward. I know people, perhaps you do too, who live their lives in the past. They live in regret, often sighing (as the one in Frost's poem) about choices they made.

"What would life have been like if I had chosen the other path?" They live in long-finished successes or failures, past relationships now broken or gone, finances lost or squandered. They long for "the good old days."

The Lord is encouraging us to face forward, not backward. Read more from the Elijah List...

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