There are many critical points in most serious activities of life. When a person or anything reaches a critical point in some process it must be fully committed to the task ahead in order to step into what should be accomplished. Jesus explains this point by using an example of a man who is ploughing in a field.
In Luke 9:62 the Bible says, “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (KJV). In this scripture Jesus is making a parallel between something done on a farm and the kingdom of God. This does not mean that one has to be a farmer to be fit for the Kingdom of God. The lesson here is that we all have to be fit for whatever task we have in front of us by being committed. Looking back is a sign of not being committed to the task ahead and it does not please God.
In order for us to become fit for the Kingdom of God, we have to be decisive. A person who is not decisive can not possess anything. Decisiveness stems from within and it defies the fears that a difficult task may present. People who are decisive give themselves the opportunity for greatness. God has great things in store for you, but you have to be well focused and committed in order to have them.
We understand that no one can really do a good job ploughing a field if he keeps looking back after having put his hand to the plough just like no one is fit for the Kingdom of God if he is not fully committed to God. We have to be single minded in our commitment to God. In Hebrews 10:38 the Bible says, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him” (KJV). The life of faith is a life of being committed to God. This commitment is not just for a season. It is a commitment to God forever.
God wants everyone to be committed to him, but that has not always been the case. However, the good news is that God still wants every one to come to him. This is similar to what happened to the backsliding nation of Israel when God was calling the whole nation back to himself. In Jeremiah 3:12 the Bible says, “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever” (KJV). God is a merciful God. We can always return to him when we stray so that he does not cause his anger to fall on us just like he told the nation of Israel.
Are you committed to God as never before?