Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62, NIV)
I’ve looked back more than once. Indeed, I called my DS one day a few years ago and said I could no longer serve as a part-time pastor in the place I was. I did not just look back, I left the plow in the field.
I’m back at it now, up to my ankles in the mud.
And I think I understand what Jesus meant in the verse from Luke. You can’t plow a field while looking back over your shoulder. There is too much else to do if you are going to do it well. Divided focus makes for crooked furrows.
Lord, give me a steady hand and an undivided eye.