“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, it leads to death.” Proverbs 16:25.
What seems right and what is right are often two totally different things. I find it so hard to determine which path I should take. I want so much to do what is right. I too often rely on my judgment to determine which path to take, but I should call on God to help me navigate the path I should take. The kids used to wear F. R. O. G. bracelets they got from the Christian bookstore. (In case you can’t remember F. R. O. G. reminds us to Fully Rely On God.) We should fully rely on God for everything. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills, after all. He is the author and creator of everything. Why wouldn’t we fully rely on Him? Is it because we think we KNOW better than Him?
Be a F. R. O. G. today. Walk the path laid before you and fully rely on Him. Proverbs 3: 5 & 6 says that we should “Trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not on our own understanding, in all our ways we should acknowledge him, and He shall direct our paths.” Which path will you take today?
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.