Pick Your Path…

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, then vanisheth away.

James 4:14

I remember having a strong sense of the brevity of life even as a young child. I experienced sadness and longing when faced with the fact that I only got one shot at life. All of my choices and paths lead me one way, and there was no going back, much  like the lines from Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken, 

“Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.”

In my late teens, with a little maturity and resignation, I decided rather than being sad about not having more lives to live, that I needed to get busy living the kind of life I needed to. I still struggled with what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be, and who I wanted to be with. NatureWhat I didn’t do was pray about very many of my choices. I repeatedly failed to ask God what he wanted for this one life of mine. I changed college majors a couple of times and dated a few wrong people before God let mine and Nathan’s paths cross. After about a year of dating, I knew that he could be the one. For the first time I began to seriously seek God’s will for my life. I didn’t want to mess up my life or his.

As way led on to way, God put us together and gave us both peace and direction that our lives were meant to intertwine and that we were meant to travel this life together. By seeking God’s will in my early adult years, I saved myself a lot of heartache and fumbling around looking for the right path to travel. Each choice we make matters. The Bible tells us that if we seek wisdom and direction, God will give it to us. Each choice we make and each path we travel matters. We get one shot in this life; make it count!

praying

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:5

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