Scripture Reading: Luke 9:62
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Reflections: Jesus told his disciples that those who put their hands on the plough and look back are unfit for the kingdom. Looking back as one ploughs the field is a sign of getting distracted, negatively affecting the objective for ploughing. Ploughing demands concentration and focuses on making way for good harvest yields. A good farmer looks ahead when ploughing their land. Any attempt to look behind (back) as they plough affects the plough line. It becomes crooked instead of remaining in a straight line. This is what negatively impacts the expected harvest yield. The farmer, therefore, refuses to be distracted by the things behind him and looks ahead as he ploughs. If you are to succeed with any new venture, you must learn to avoid all the distractions behind you and keep moving on. Just don’t look back!
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to finish whatever I start. Let me never be distracted as I get myself to work.
Confession: I don’t look back whenever I start something new. I accomplish it to the glory of God.