Sometimes you’ve got to go back in order to go forwards. Yet we are all a little scared of going back for fear of going backwards. No one wants to do that. Going back, however, is not the same as going backwards. It’s preparing you for going forwards. 

God told Elijah to go back the way he came. He wanted him to get back to his cutting edge. He wanted him to retrace his steps and go back to the place he ran from from through intense fear and doubt.