A number of years ago, Scott Peck wrote his now classic book, “The Road Less Traveled.”
If you have not read it, it might be worth reading. This writer would like to re-title the book to emphasize how to face life itself.
Face life by taking the Less Traveled Road by:
First, taking the High Road, not the Low Road. By that, take the road of life that elevates your life, character, and your well being. The high road is a choice that only you can make.
Second, take the Hard Road, not the Easy Road of life. It was once said, “Anything worth while takes time, patience, and perseverance.” There are no short cuts in life. Nothing but, nothing comes without blood, sweat and tears. The cost of Discipleship is taking the hard road. Jesus says, “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Matthew 7:13, 14).
Finally, take the Eternal Road, not the Temporal Road of life. One day, some day, this world and all the things in it will cease to exist. Heaven should be our goal! But for many, it is not. Our preparation period is now. Don’t live for the here and now, but take the road that leads to eternal life. You will not regret it! For Jesus again says, “...I am the way and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6).
The Less Traveled Road is filled with its ups and downs, but the rewards are endless, and at the end of your life you will not regret taking The Less Traveled Road!
Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. firstname.lastname@example.org