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.
The title is taken from a documentary done on the rugby World Cup 2019 winning captain, Siya Kolisi. While watching this documentary what stood out for me were his humility, passion and discipline. How often do we get to see the background of someone’s success whether in the world or Christianity? How many Christians have forfeited their call from GOD because of a miracle-dependent passion, lack of humility and discipline?
I love how The Message translation puts Matthew 7:13-14, “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.”
His passion and commitment to the sport played a huge role to his success. If he can commit, be passionate and sold out to the sport, how much more should we be to the things of GOD? And if he can become so successful just from these simple principles, how much more will we be successful in the things of GOD by following GOD’s way of doing things?
The road to success comes with a time of preparation, and if we miss our time of preparation and character building, we can easily miss GOD and what He has called us to. Ecclesiastes 10:10 (AMP) tells us, “If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort].”
Many of us along the way feel like giving up, but GOD has given us everything we need for us to take the road less travelled, so let us not look back but continue in our service, in our preparation for the path that has already been set for us to travel (Ephesians 2:10).
The road to success comes with a time of preparation, and if we miss our time of preparation and character building, we can easily miss GOD and what He has called us to