Scripture: Luke 9:62 (ESV)
Keep On, Plowing On!
"Jesus said to him, 'No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the Kingdom of God.'"
Three men came to Jesus wanting to follow Him, but all of them were keeping an excuse from being fully committed. They kept looking back to what or who they would leave behind. I'm by no means a farmer, but I do know that if a person is plowing a field and does not keep his eyes in front of where he's going and does not maintain a committed thrust forward, the lines will be crooked and no good for any kind of crop. This makes that kind of "plower" unfit for the harvest of souls.
If I truly want to be a follower of Jesus, I must learn to hold "no reserves" and trust that God has the best before me; not looking back, but plowing forward, preparing for the plentiful harvest that He has called me to.
"Lord Jesus, you know me and all my excuses. Please help me to realize that Your best for me is ahead, not behind me. Let my commitment to You be unwavering and steady like a plow to the field. Amen."