God is Our Rear View Mirror (Don’t Look Back)

Luke 9:57-62  “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Have you ever tried to back up a car for a long distance?  If you’re like me, it’s hard to keep a straight line; I tend to veer off to one side or another. Living life looking back would be like that.  You’re not moving forward and the likelihood of having an accident increases dramatically.  You’d also be going against the flow of traffic, never a wise idea.

God tells us to put our hand to the plow to serve him without looking back to where we’ve been.  Looking back often gets us off course and it takes our focus from what lies ahead, God’s plan.  What’s behind us is done.  If our past represents mistakes, Jesus’ blood has covered them.  If our past was full of victory, we might want to linger there longer than we should.

Straight paths ahead are seen when we keep our eyes on Jesus.  There’s a reason the windshield is large and the rear view mirror is small.  Life is meant to be lived looking ahead.   God’s got your back.


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