We will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.
In 1519 Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz, determined to conquer the Aztecs. He ordered that the ships in which his 600 men arrived be burned [or sunk], leaving his army with no possibility of turning back in retreat.
Jesus said, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” (Lk 9:62).
It reminds me of that line: “The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle” (Ps 78:9).
And of “[Jesus’] disciples [who] turned back and no longer followed him” (Jn 6:66).
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Gal 6:9).
Commit to Jesus and burn your boat.