Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-The Road Not Taken by Robert frost
This is a poem I learned in High School where the author talks about two paths down a road and he is in a dilemma as to which path he wants to choose. He is faced with a dilemma everyone faces as to taking the easy and well traveled path or the difficult and less traveled path. The same way when we choose to believe God we are given two paths. The narrow path and the wide path.
(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))
The path to God is not an easy one …the path to Christ is the path taken by very few because it is a difficult path and even if many people have traveled down the path it is still difficult for a person to go down it.
(Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4))
It has not been an easy journey and it will not be for you as well but keep going because the destination is worthy of all the things we go through. Though I sometimes move away from the track I only have Jesus to thank for helping me along the way. My Lord did not tell that it will be an easy path or I will be able to travel it safely but he gave a much greater promise to be with me all through the way once I start on my journey and carry my burden when I am not able to.
(Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. (Psalm 55:22))
But as he waits to carry our burden and strengthen us, we need to put our trust in the lord and take refuge in him. During our journey to the lord we see many fellow travelers who are weary sometimes and loose there way … he uses us to get them on the right path … or uses them for us to get us back on the right path. No matter where you are on the journey to Christ always remember he is there watching and taking care of even the small things.
(God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1))