Looking Back

Jay Forrest

And Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
You have said "yes." You have accepted the job offer. Now is not the time to doubt. Now is not the time to be looking back.

No job is perfect, and no job is really secure. Security is found only in God. Stop looking for it in the outside world.

Doubts after decisions are devils trying to sabotage your new job, your new adventure. Put both hands to the plow and don't look back. It is too late to question, too late to second guess. Plow forward. Move ahead.

It is good, sometimes, to close the book on a past chapter of your life. Indeed, we should be "forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead" (Philippians 3:13).

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Jay N. Forrest is a Christian mystic in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. He is the author of The Deeper Life: Finding God on the Mystic Path.

Jay N. Forrest was an ordained Pentecostal minister for over two decades pastoring churches in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennesse, and Arizona. He did his undergraduate work at Central Bible College and Global University, and he received his Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Christian University. He is a Certified Meditation Teacher and a full-time hospice chaplain.

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