Luke 9:61-62: Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Looking forward to a year of breakthrough? We first need to have the will to let go of our past – mistakes, failures and misgivings. We also need to let go of our achievements, goals and experiences. It’s hard,huh?
Like a farmer’s plow,it has to be steered by focusing on where it is going. The driver of the plow pushes itself forward to cultivate the land. The same goes with our relationship with the Lord, we need to move forward to and correct our steps to grow in him.
We then decide to toil for a better future by starting it right with God. We need to focus on Jesus and His words through the bible to grow, move forward and experience a fruitful life.
Our experiences determines where we are but can never determine where our future is heading. Where do you want to go from here? What do you want to accomplish? What do you need to let go to move forward?
These are beneficial questions for us as we start 2014 right and my prayer, we answer correctly and act on it as if it’s the end of the year and we can hear Jesus’ words “well done, good and faithful servant.”