by Neil Anderson
No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God
Imagine, if you would, a door in the path ahead of you. God’s will is on the other side of that door. We crave to know what it is. Will God show us what’s on the other side of that door? No Why not? Because we have to resolve an issue on this side of the door first. If He is Lord, He has the right to determine what’s on the other side of the door. If we don’t afford Him that right, then we are not acknowledging Him as Lord.
Why do we want to know what’s on the other side of that door? Isn’t it because we want to reserve the right to determine whether or not we will go through it? Some boldly walk halfway through, but keep their foot in the door just in case they don’t like what they see and want to go back. It’s going to be awfully hard to continue walking with God if your foot is stuck in the door. Jesus said, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
One man probably spoke for many when he said, “I’m so used to running my own life. I’m not sure I even can or want to trust someone else. Besides, God would probably haul me off to some mission field I can’t stand.” What we need to realize is that if we did give our heart to the Lord, and God did call us to that mission field, by the time we got there, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Do you believe that the will of God is good, acceptable and perfect for you (Romans 12:2)? That’s the heart of the issue. In the Lord’s Prayer we are taught to approach God with the intent that His will be accomplished on earth. It makes no sense to petition God if we are not predisposed to do His will.
Prayer: Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, Lord. I open my heart for You to enter and accomplish Your purposes in me today.