One of my all time favorite poems is The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. Life is all about choices, and this wonderful poem captures the essence of our decisions. Which way to go?
The question could be asked about employment, relationships, finances, etc. It could also be asked for the most simple of situations, like, truly, which path the take at the nature center.
Whatever it might be for you, choices aren’t always easy, are they? With prayer and discernment, we can feel more comfortable with our decisions, and it’s a good idea to rely on them. I can’t say we’ll always be right, but you’ll be closer to the mark more often than not.
I hope the next time you have to make an important decision, you’ll think about this poem, and be open to following God’s promptings. It just might lead you to a place that will make all the difference.
The Road Not TakenTwo 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.