In Luke 9: 57-62 we have a few people who want to follow Jesus, apparently because of the miracles he has done. He told them the focus needed in order to follow him. Jesus implied that when one is opened to a call of following him, one is turned toward Jesus and the kingdom of God, versus how one used to live.
Such is the case with anything we want to achieve in our life, where we may have to give up something from the past in order to attain it. May you be open to looking ahead toward God’s kingdom in your life, versus those things which may be holding you back from becoming the person that God wants you to be. Vernon T.