Have you ever told yourself, “I’m done with that sin and I’m never going back to it!”?
I have – about a bazillion times! I get so disgusted with myself and my sin that I decide I can’t live with it anymore, I’m done. But that usually lasts only a couple of days before I begin to miss my comfortable sin and wish I had it back.
Why do we go back? Because the past always seems to be better, because we don’t like the present, because we’re afraid of the future, because we can’t let go, because our sin feels so much more comfortable than the unknown, because, because, because . . .
And then devil has us right where he wants us – STUCK! We can’t move forward when we’re turning back. We settle for ineffectiveness, unproductiveness and fruitlessness.
The story is told a man named Herman Cortes who burned his ships to keep his men from turning away from the mission that he had for them.
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah (a prophet in Israel) chooses Elisha to…