When Jesus invited people to follow Him, some went immediately, leaving their boats and fishing net behind. Others refused to follow at all. Then there were the in-between, the ones, who asked Jesus questions and not liking the answers, turned away from Him. Or those who give excuses as to why they could not continue on with Him, like to bury a dead family member or wanting to say good-bye to loved ones.
To be fit for the kingdom of God, you need to be totally committed, not looking back. Like a farmer, if your hand is on the plow but your eyes are focused on what’s behind you, you’ll quickly veer off course and create crooked furrows.
The apostle Paul aspired to “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13) He pressed on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)
God wants your all, for His sake and your own. So keep looking forward and you’ll see the clear path to God’s kingdom!