In ruby-slippersthe Wizard of Oz, Dorothy clicks her ruby-red heels and recites, “there’s no place like home.” Home, for Dorothy, was Kansas. Dorothy wanted to go back. Back to normal, familiarity, comfort. This makes a nice movie. But it doesn’t make a good reality show. Even if I could click my heels, I wouldn’t go back. Where I was, was where I needed to be. But God led me out. And He knows best. In the bible, Paul talked about this. I think he knew a thing or two about going back. He said, “I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize. My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead, I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven.”  A few operative phrases, here in God’s word are: “keep on,” “forget what is behind,” “run toward.” This is proof enough for me to not look back and wish I was there. If I am wishing I could click my heels and go back, I am missing the chance to strap on my Nike-Air’s and run forward. No offense, Dorothy! Love the movie, but I’ll live like Paul. 🙂

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