Someone once said, “I’m came to a fork in the road, so I took it.” We are that people, especially when it comes to doing God’s will. We are willing to follow any path of least resistance; avoiding the path God is on at all cost. God says in John 14, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Why do we find that so hard to do as humans. Is it, we as humans this day and time don’t know God’s will? We certainly know mans will, we are inundated with mans ideas everyday leading into infinite forks in the road.
We have one road and one map, the road is God’s way, the map is the bible. We wouldn’t look on a map for a route to Washington from Texas, then turn and go to California. We simply read the map and travel east and if we’re not sure we’re on the right road, we look again and verify our path. But, when it comes to the bible, it will plainly say one thing and go entirely the opposite way, remarkable isn’t it?
It is also said,” Do not follow where the path may lead. Follow God, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” You may not see God’s path now, but it’s there and rarely used. It may be a path covered with the grass of unrepentance and vines of ambivalence, but its there. If we blaze the trail and help clear the path for others, we are doing God’s work. If we show the right forks in the road, we are doing the mission we were all given. But, if we turn aside and take the easy roads, we must know, they lead away from God. So, we each must ask ourselves, “Is the journey worth the struggle, or are we just sight seers on a highway created by Jesus.