Two Choices


One of my favorite poems is The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

Two 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.

 Robert Frost

Life is full of choices. Simple choices like what’s for breakfast, or what color shirt to wear today. And there are the more difficult choices, like where to go to school, and who to marry.  Every choice we make takes us closer or farther away from the plan God laid out for us.

 God’s Word tells us there is only one road:

 Matthew 7:13-14

13 There are two paths before you; you may take only one path. One doorway is narrow. And one door is wide. Go through the narrow door. For the wide door leads to a wide path, and the wide path is broad; the wide, broad path is easy, and the wide, broad, easy path has many, many people on it; but the wide, broad, easy, crowded path leads to death. 14 Now then that narrow door leads to a narrow road that in turn leads to life. It is hard to find that road. Not many people manage it.

The most drastic of our choices is the choice to either accept the way of Christ, or not. Two different paths headed in two different directions. Choosing the correct path makes all the difference.

 Walk In His Light,


11 thoughts on “Two Choices

  1. Each day I become more convinced that life is really all about choices- Of course our acceptance of Christ being most important.
    When we begin to realize and take responsibility for our choices- it can take us from being a Victim to being Victor!


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