Jesus calls on me to look forward. I must keep my eye on the goal of eternal life that is mine through Jesus the Messiah.
I can’t get distracted. I can’t look back on the life I used to have before Jesus.
I must remember what happened to Lot’s wife when she looked back to Sodom. If I grasp and cling to life on my terms, I’ll lose it, but if I let that life go, I’ll get life on God’s terms.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. ~~Henry David Thoreau