The fork I choose leads to a road less traveled. Won’t you travel that road with me?

I am at a fork in the road.  Shall I go right?  Shall I go left?  There is a choice to be made.  What choice will you make?
I ponder how many times before I have come to a “fork in the road” while living life….
I look at others and see the conventional stable life they live.  There is a part of me that wishes I was like them.   Get up.  Go to work.  Listen to the boss.  Do stuff.  Avoid confrontation.  Pick up a pay check.  Drive home.  Kick the cat.  Kiss the wife.  Play ball with the kids.  Crash while watching sports TV with a beer in my hand.  Others seem so adept at living the American dream… but there is a problem, I am different.
Being different to the world and the American dream causes all kinds of problems.  Living in the difference, one quickly realizes how poorly one fits into the life others live.  When others speak of sports, you have no clue.  When others buy into company life and wear the corporate tattoo, you find the thought of individuality of more import.  When others find religion rewarding one day of the week, you find the fickleness of religion repulsive and desire so much more of your relationship with Christ.
So once again, I find myself at the fork in the road.  I choose to be unemployed.  I choose to abide in Jesus.  I choose to trust in Jesus for my daily bread and provisions for my family.  There is no better place to be and yet I wonder.   I wonder what it would be like to live a life in the America dream.  I wonder if that is the fork I should take, but I know better.
I am different.  In my difference, I will never fit in the world.  The fork I choose leads to a road less traveled.  Won’t you travel that road with me?
Come to me. Abide in me. Rest in me. Accept my yoke. My yoke is easy.“~Jesus–

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

6 thoughts on “The fork I choose leads to a road less traveled. Won’t you travel that road with me?”

  1. Hey Archie;

    Don’t change. Your road less traveled will lead you to where you should be.

    Your faith has served you till now and will continue.

    The American dream as we have experienced over the last generation or two, is it reality, what our purpose is?

    This comment may sound funny coming from me, but it is sincere.

    I wish you well in your journey. I am at a crossroads myself.

    I am waiting there to see which way I will go. There are times the best thing to do is nothing, and that is what I am doing. 🙂

  2. I’m with you, brother. I recognize this road. It seems I’ve lived my entire life on this street. Not everyone is called to travel this road. You’ll make it. Most Christians are happy with the American dream, the status quo. You and I are not. Chase the goose.


  3. Ichabod. Sometimes it seems a deeper faith is required to do nothing. Life becomes dependent on, in what you place your faith. Take care and be blessed in your travels…

    Richard. This is an incredible time in your life. Faith is being stretched for you, your family and life’s friends. Uniquely over the next few weeks, you have opportunity to grow as never before. Seize the moment. Embrace the love. Abide in Jesus.

    It is cool God has allowed you to pick up spare parts along the way. I am chuckling. Thought you might enjoy my best shot at humor in your future. God bless. We will be cranking up the prayer.

  4. I have been on this road longer than I thought. It is a good road, but a blind one. Still, He walks on it so often with me and speaks… I can’t go back to the highway so many are on – where there’s so much noise from human voices. So I approach the crossroads as they come and wait for the “this is the way”. It appears eventually Archie – wait for it.

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