Being Fit For God

*Pastor’s Note: Are you ever tempted to look back on your life? Do you consider your life before yielding to the Lord as the fun times in your life? The Bible tells us quite often to not look back but press ahead. The following is a great message by my Brother-in-Christ, Joseph Sproule. I pray you will consider it and take it to heart.

Joseph has several groups on Facebook and is a great exhorter of the Word of God. I’ll be placing the links to some of his groups below and I hope you will check out what he has in service to us all as well as to the Lord. God Bless!

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But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:62 (NKJV).

Greetings beloved! There’s a convicting statement made by Jesus to get us thinking about moving in our faith.

This is not a statement of who does, or does not qualify for the kingdom of God so much as it is a statement of character. Consider the word translated “fit” in the English language.

Are you fit to teach on aeronautical engineering if you’ve never spent time studying and applying the principles of air displacement? A quick glance at this question would have most saying “I am not fit” . . . not because of the lack of knowledge so much but because common sense dictates this to us.

It’s a question of character. Have you been investing time with our Savior and His Word? Have you been actively applying biblical principles to your life as you live it? If you can say yes to both of these questions you have a wonderful basis of a relationship with Christ. But now the next question is, are you looking back fondly (regularly or even from time to time) on your past sinful life?

I believe most all of us do. Take courage, this does not disqualify you from a heavenly eternity. That’s a completed work of Christ on the cross that cannot be undone! But it can and may disqualify us from being a (good) “fit” witness to this world.

Christlike character comes from the desire to continually look forward to Him. Consider, if you’re plowing a field, and you keep looking back, your crop rows will not be straight, but crooked. John the Baptist told us to make straight the way. (John 1:23, Isaiah 40:3, Malachi 3:1).

Let us acknowledge today that when we consistently look back fondly on our past, our life will reflect a crookedness that is not “fitting” of the character of Christ. But when we keep our focus straight ahead to Jesus as we plow through this field called life, we will become “fit” to witness and disciple those around us, in Jesus name. Amen?

*Where noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Courtesy of Joseph Sproule     All Glory to God!
Joseph Sproule | Facebook

Facebook Pages:
The Word | Facebook
Love Above All Else | Facebook

Facebook Groups:
For The Love of The WORD | Facebook
Love Above All Else (Colossians 3:14) | Facebook
Men of God (Proverbs 27:17) | Facebook

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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