BURN YOUR SHIPS
"When the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés
arrived on the shores of Mexico in 1519, he
discovered that he was up against a powerful
empire. With 600 men and a few horses and
canons he was to face the Aztecs, a vast empire
whose capital was larger than any city in Spain,
and whose religious festivals saw tens of
thousands of human lives sacrificed in a weekend.
His men were justifiably terrified. They wanted to
hop back in their ships and sail home.
So Cortés burned the ships.
There was really no possibility of turning back.
We need to have this same mentality when faced
with the temptation to go back to the old life. Are
there sins that still hold allure to you? You need to
sever those ties! If you find yourself looking back
with fondness for some sin, say a prayer that God
will give you grace to strengthen your resolve, that
you may walk in the light of life.