No Looking Back

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As a little girl, I’d go out in my grandparents’ garden after my grandfather had tilled the ground. When I tried to follow my grandfather’s footprints, I’d get tickled because his huge prints were cockeyed, almost framing the tilled soil. No matter how funny his footprints looked, they were always in a straight path. Now, even though I have a son that’s an active member of the FFA, I don’t claim to know much about farming, and I can barely (or should I say rarely) keep a plant alive. However, I do know the importance of keeping a straight path.

When we answer God’s call to repent of our sins and become one of His children, we accept the path He has chosen for us. Sometimes the path is straight like my grandfather’s footsteps, but at other times, God leads us along a winding road. Either way, Satan is always there to distract us. He tempts us. He sets snares to trap us. He tries his best to make us look back at our old lives.

In Luke 9:62, Jesus tells us, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Once we become a child of God, looking ahead is the only option. My grandfather’s path in the garden was straight because he kept his eyes focused ahead, knowing that looking back would hinder his work. As Christian women, if we look back, our work will be hindered as well. We can’t grow in the Lord if we are constantly looking back at our past.

We must let go of our past failures.
We must let go of past hurts.
We must let go of bitterness.
We must choose forgiveness.
We must choose thankfulness.
We must choose to look forward with our eyes focused on Christ.

So today, Dear Friend, I encourage you to look forward. Whether you are just beginning to step foot on the path God has set before you or you have been on this path for quite some time, I encourage you to focus on Him. When life gets hard (and it will), look to Jesus. When Satan tries to bring up an old sin or tempt you (and he will), tell him to get behind you, that your focus is on being a new creation in the Lord. My prayer for you today is that you will keep your head held high with your eyes, your heart, and your mind focused on Christ alone.

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  1. shelly
    Posted November 3, 2017 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Focused on Christ alone, Natasha. Blessings!

  2. Posted November 6, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Thank you f0r this, Natasha!

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