Two Roads Diverge

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.    Prob. 3:5

One of our biggest needs in life is to know which way to go. When you set out hunting you know a direction you are going. If you just set out with no direction you quickly become lost and disoriented and begin to feel the flooding feelings of anxiety.  There are two paths in front of us. One signpost states there is no God or if there is he is certainly not involved and doesn’t care.  I might casually believe in God but the rest of this life is really up to me and I’m going to do whatever I think is best. After all God doesn’t pay my bills.  I’m not going to bother seeking his direction because deep down inside I don’t believe I can trust him to do anything miraculous.  I don’t believe God is after my joy I think he just wants to make my life boring and bland. 

The other sign post points in the direction of faith, hope, and love. God has created me for a unique purpose and this adventure of life is discovering what that looks like. If I seek his kingdom first all “these other things will be provided” anyways. If I seek him with all of my heart, mind, and soul the deep hole in my heart will actually be satisfied.  I’m done chasing broken cisterns that hold no water. 

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.

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