There are two clear paths you can follow: your’s or God’s. What path you follow in this life determines where you end up in the next. The choice is yours.
God’s path is simple, straight, and clear. It’s a walk in love and there is a spring in your step. Your view is outward to others. You’re not a puppet on a string but by your own free will you let God lead.
Your path is more of a maze. You’re absorbed in self and carry a lot of excess baggage. You’re the leader but you really have no idea where you are going. You keep hitting dead ends. It’s tiring.
I’ve walked my own path for a long time. It’s not pretty. You feel lost. Even today when I try to follow God’s path in life every once in a while I find myself back in my own maze. That’s because I start focusing on myself, rather than God and others. When you start looking inward you lose sight of God and his path.
Sound too unreal? It’s not. I’m writing this because just this past weekend I lost my way and found I was on the wrong path once again. I was too self-absorbed. How to get back on God’s path? As I like to say, “Let go, let God.” What that means is to get the focus off of myself and look at others. Let go of myself and let God lead. Start by feeling the love that God showers on us and let it flow to others. Smile. Do something nice for somebody today. Give of yourself, not to yourself. Contemplate some scripture and converse with God. Smell God’s roses. Follow the Real Secrets to Life—LISTEN, READ, LOVE, FIGHT, BELIEVE, LIVE, and PRAY—because they keep you squarely on God’s path.
At the end of God’s path is eternity—a heaven beyond anything we can imagine. There is no end to my path—just a bunch of dead ends and what ifs.
I hope you are on the right path today!