Remember Lot’s Wife: Do not Look Back

The school bell has rung, and class is now in session.

The phrase, Remember Lot’s Wife, has resonated with me over and over since getting out of prayer recently. The full account of what happened to Lot and his wife is located in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 19. For the sake of time, I will give you a brief overview.

The city (dwelling place) that Lot and his family lived in was exceedingly wicked. In fact, it was so wicked that two angelic beings visited their home to escort them out of the city because it was about to be destroyed by God. The following command was given to Lot and his family, “Flee for your life! Do not look behind you, nor stop anywhere in the Plain; flee to the hills, lest you be swept away.” The family gathered themselves, and followed the two angelic beings out of their home and city! As they were escaping, Lot’s wife was the only one to turn around, and she turned into a pillar of salt.

How many of you have ever transitioned out of your comfort zone/environment? How many of you have left familiar people? This is what Lot and his family had to do at the command of God in order to avoid impending judgement.

As you embark on a new journey, especially if it was at the command of God, Remember Lot’s Wife and do not look back. This will not be easy because usually when we leave something that is not in our best interest, our memories will begin to play tricks on us. Our memories will start to remind of us the good times, or the pleasantries of the past. We cannot allow this to happen, because if it is currently within our destiny and purpose to move forward, we must do just that, and not look back.

The illustration above is another example of this occurrence and for the full account please read the Book of Numbers, Chapter 13 – 14. In this situation, God had a new location for the Children of Israel known as The Promised Land. They were delivered out of slavery and was on their way to their own land, and new beginning. What should have taken an 11 day journey, ended up taking 40 years because of their constant complaining, and “memories” of the good ole days of slavery, and delicious food they used to eat in Egypt. Yes, I said slavery. These people had been in bondage for 400 years and after being delivered out of it, their memories tricked them into focusing on the good things of the past instead of the reality of it. They too were willing to leave the situation, but like Lot’s wife, looked back.

I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to refocus, go forward and not look back. I know this is a trying time, and appears as if it is not going to get any better, but it will! It just requires you to persevere and continue doing your best in your new environment, even when it looks like nothing is improving. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) You may not see anything happening, but if you have your Faith in God, and are obedient to His commands; rest assure He is working in the background. Your situation will turn around and things will begin to flourish for you.


The school bell has rung, class is dismissed!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s