“Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy Paths.” Psalm 25:4
Although God’s Path is perfect for us, it may not be as sexy or even as exciting as the alternative. Each day we make the choice to either follow God’s desire for our life or to follow our own. The selection can be the result of our own tenaciousness to follow God; or, it can be the outcome of a failure to select wisely the first time around. Either way, we will eventually learn that God’s Will, will be done. Sometimes we select God’s Path simply because, we get so tired of selecting the wrong one so often that, we make the decision to go against our own natural inclination of selecting the wrong choice. So, as a result, we end up asking ourselves WWJD –what would Jesus do? Just to keep ourselves on track, and going in the right direction.
The Bible calls God’s Path, the narrow road; or, more poetically, "the road less traveled." It is called this simply because, not everyone will make the decision to travel its path. Unlike the winding detour-filled path of the wider road, the narrow road can appear straight with few, if any, detours. At the beginning, when looking at the two roads, we can become bedazzled by all the twists and turns of the wider road; believing that, all the twists and turns will mean there is a world of excitement ahead. Young, silly, and confused, we often select the wider road. Although in hindsight, the distinctions between the two roads were easy to see.
In the end, the choice will be yours to decide; will it be your way, or God’s Way? If you are just starting out and trying to make a decision, this is a pretty straight forward question with very little camouflage.
–The answer will be determined, by just how battered or blessed you want your life to be. L.
Study Reference: Psalm 25:4
From: Your Thoughts: “The Road Less Traveled.” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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