Updated: Oct 4
Two roads stretch before you. You must choose which one you will travel. One is a narrow road that leads to honor and life—but it is the hardest road. It requires discipline and determination to follow.
Sometimes it's difficult to see this road—it's not clearly visible and it must be travelled with complete trust in the One who leads.
Often we have no idea where the road will take us. It must be followed by choosing to obey and follow God—even when we can't clearly see where it leads—or we don't understand why the road seems so scary or uncertain.
The other road is wide and appears so much easier. There are no requirements for discipline—you can do as you like—live for yourself and indulge in every form of “pleasure”.
This road may seem exciting in the beginning—it glitters with enticing promises of fun, excitement, intimacy, joy, and fulfillment—but you are left empty, depressed and alone. This road eventually leads to shame and death. The enemy of your soul has plans for you—evil, insidious plans—to break and destroy you. Please stay off this road.
If you don't know which way to go—ask God for direction. He is faithful and will lead you. He wants to give you hope and peace. He loves you. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare (good things) and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11. Even though the road may be dark and full of uncertainty—God is faithful—He can be trusted.
God says He sets before you a choice. Life or death—blessing or cursing. (Deuteronomy 30:19). I pray you choose the road to life—and point the way for others to find this road. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified—no matter what you see going on around you. God will never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
I pray you will not grieve God's heart by turning to the cheap pleasures of this life—turning from the One who holds your life in His hands. I pray you will choose the narrow road that leads to life and one day you will find you are finally, safely, forever HOME. Blessings, Beloved of God.