In Luke 9:62, Jesus said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Yes, we need to learn from the past. But we also need to understand that to learn from the past and to linger in the past are two different things! Someone once said, “Learning from the past can help you move forward. Lingering in the past can only hold you back.”
The story of Lot in the Old Testament gives us an example. God wanted to rescue Lot and his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. They were instructed to run and not look back. Sadly, Genesis 19:26 tells us, “But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.”
2019 has past. We have a new beginning in 2020. Don’t keep looking back. Release your past baggage of disappointment, hurts, failures and pain. Let’s keep “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
I believe 2020 will be filled with great blessings from God and great victories for Him!
- Apostolic Overseer Lawrence Khong