Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God,” Luke 9:62.
Change is never easy, but if we keep our eyes on what the Lord did BEFORE, we may not enjoy what He’s doing NOW, or WILL DO in the future.
You can’t keep looking back and still expect to move forward…safely.
This became clear to me when I took a drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. The road I was traveling had just two lanes, so going around curves were potentially dangerous.
There were several opportunities for stops along the way with scenic overlooks into the Shenandoah Valley…beautiful. I couldn’t take enough pictures.
But the Lord made it clear. If I stayed at the last scenic overlook, I would never get to the next highest point. If I tried to keep looking back when I drove forward, I could have crashed into oncoming traffic. With the increase in elevation, each overlook would have a better view than the last.
His plans ARE to prosper us. Just because we’re traveling down the road and don’t see a “scenic overlook” yet, we shouldn’t be discouraged or want to back-track for that matter, to the last stop. Press on, dear sisters! A spectacular view awaits you.
Help me keep my eyes on you. Remind me, the best of my days lie ahead. Don’t allow me to settle for good, when you’re best is still to come. I love you. Thank you for giving me the courage to follow you.