Power for Today

Don't Look Back

Genesis 19 (NIV)

You have made known to me the paths of life (Acts 2:28, NIV)

IN THE story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family are specifically warned not to look back. When Lot's wife gives in to the urge to turn around, she becomes a pillar of s alt. We need to listen to the same advice and not look back.

Have you quit a bad habit? Don't look back!

Have you put a sin behind you? Don't look back!

Have you made a decision based on prayer and your best search for God's will? Don't look back!

Have you made mistakes, committed sins? Ask forgiveness and then don't look back!

A runner looks ahead, focused on the finish line. A swimmer plows straight ahead. Looking behind will slow you down and take away your focus.

You can't hold on to what's behind and move forward. Paul put it this way: Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14).

Don't look back!

Father, put Your power into my feet. In Jesus' name. Amen.
- TERESA HANGER, Henderson, Tennessee