This morning I was thinking about how more often then not in life we come to a point where we have to decide what path we are going to go. Think of it like a path in the woods, you come to an intersection and two paths split the old one. On one side you see a path frequently traveled and on the other side a path that is barely visible. You have to decide which path you will take and that path will determine where you end up. I want to take a moment and share a poem that has been a favorite of mine for some time, it's called "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost,
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I love the meaning within this poem. Looking at the road less traveled by gives a picture of walking out our faith as Christians. Scripture tells us that we are to be different from the rest of the world, we have been set apart for a specific purpose and time. We have been called to travel the road others are not willing or in some cases ready to travel. Scripture tells us, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matthew 7:13-14).
So I want to pose a question, which road will you take? Will it be the one the crowd takes or will it be the narrow road that few have walked before? My prayer for all of you is that you will take that narrow road and walk out the amazing plans God has in store for you! I pray you will walk with the endurance only God can give you! As I end this post here think about that question. When the path splits which way will you go?
As always remember you have a God-given uniqueness!
Shalom ~ Alianna