“And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers” (Deuteronomy 6:23).

God always brings you out of something into another. You cannot be following God into the future He has shown you while you keep looking back like Lot’s wife. Remember that; “whosoever puts his hand in the plough and looking back is not fit for the Kingdom” (Luke 9:62). For you to be fit for what God has in store for you, you must learn to keep your focus on where God is taking you to.

God does not want you to have left Egypt while still thinking, talking and walking like you are still in Egypt. Remember the scripture spoke about those folks in Hebrews 11 that, “…if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned” (Hebrews 11:15). If God has called you out of secular work into full time ministry, don’t look back.

Don’t keep ruminating on the opportunities you have missed in the secular work or engagement while allowing Kingdom opportunities to pass right under your nose. Stop double dealing. Stop trying to have the best of both worlds. If you must have the best, you must choose either of both worlds and maintain focus. In fact, the way to enjoy the best of both worlds (if there’s ever anything like that) is to stick to one world and get the best in it. It is when you seek first (as a top priority) the Kingdom of God and His righteousness that all other things will be added (Matthew 6:33).

The pursuit of the Kingdom has already taken care of your needs in the physical. Yes. God is not unmindful of the reality of the legitimate cares and concerns in your life (Matthew 6:32). He only wants you to not live your life trying to fix them but to live your life pursuing God while trusting Him to do what only He can do. We have not been brought into the Kingdom to look back but to keep looking forward, moving forward and living forward. We have been brought from poverty to prosperity (2 Corinthians 8:9), from lack to abundance (Philippians 4:19) and from emptiness to fullness (John 1:16). We can’t afford to trade these for anything else. Never!!!

I pray that your eyes be opened to see the treasures made available for you in the Kingdom and may you pursue it with all focus and doggedness!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria