But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:62NLT).”
A car stuck in neutral gets you nowhere but one jammed in reverse is worse. Like cars, we humans do best when we are moving forward. You can drive a car in reverse, but it’s much easier and safer to get where you’re going in forward motion. God created our bodies to walk in an advancing position. None of us have “eyes in the back of our heads” contrary to anything our moms may have told us.
Jesus moved in life head-on. He did not procrastinate or turn tail to run from stressful situations or people. He also made a point of talking about the kind of people who would follow Him. Like Him, they put their hand to the plow and do not look back. Jesus made his plow line straight, and the field he plowed yielded a bumper crop. I am part of that harvest, and so are you.
People best suited for the Kingdom of God move forward in life. They have little use for complaining or bemoaning the state of their lives. They are anointed to get the job done despite the resistance they may face. Get up and get going. Focus forward to remain fruitful.