Have you ever had the experience where you decided to follow someone who claims to know the way to where you want to go, only to discover further down the road that they don’t really have a clue where they are going? You find yourself wondering what you were thinking when you agreed to follow them in the first place. Not only did you waste time following them, but now you may be more lost than when you started.
In article on the home page entitled, “The Journey,” I asked you to stop and consider your life and to look back to determine what your most important choices have been so far. I also asked you if you could have a “do over” would you make the same choice again. Like the person in Robert Frost’s poem, I stood at a cross-roads and considered two roads or paths in life. I had to choose between staying on the well worn, wide road that I was on, or venturing off on an unknown road that was more narrow and less used. Like the person in the poem, I chose the one less traveled and that has made all the difference.
Perhaps you’ve chosen the same road as I. If so, you’ve probably discovered, as I have, that it isn’t always easy to stay on the right road along the way, but the rewards are definitely worth it. Most people, however, seem to opt to remain on the road that is wider because by all appearances it should be easier to travel on. Unfortunately the two roads do not end up at the same destination and the outcomes are drastically different. According to God’s Word, Jesus exhorted his followers in Matthew 7:13-14 to “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.” In this analogy, Jesus is the gate to the road that leads to life.
John 3:16-18 states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
If you are not following Jesus on the road less traveled, you will not be able to walk on the heights both now and in eternity. To find out how you can change the road you are on click here for more information.
I implore you to take time to consider, “Who will you follow?” I hope you will join me on the road that leads to eternal life. We all will spend eternity somewhere. Our end destination depends on which road we choose and whom we follow. I encourage you to choose the road less traveled because it will make all the difference.