March 18, 2010

Yah's Way- Or The Highway?

When people come to the truth of Torah, they have to change. That's just the way it works. This happens with all truths, no matter what it is. There is a choice, and you have to choose.

When confronted with truth you always have two options. The first is to reject what you have learned and continue on the path you're on. Or- you could choose option two, which is to walk the road less travelled- to pursue the truth you have found and learn from it.

If you chose the former- exit now. If not, Congratulations! You are now an odd-ball to society and thus a future outcast. Warning: Not many people are willing to stay on this path, and most turn back to their former ways. You probably won't have much company, nor will you ever enter high society. Unless you're willing to walk, and sometimes stumble, down a rough, lonely, overgrown path- to skin your knees, be pricked by thorns, tangled in vines, bit by snakes, and run into by skunks- you have no chance to win. You just won't make it. However, if you do gather the strength and courage to follow through, you will have the best and greatest gift waiting for you at the end of the trail; a great golden crown, and the position as a son or daughter in the kingdom of YHWH.

So, what do you do after you've been confronted with truth and chosen to live by it?

Well, the first thing is to figure out what is really truth and what isn't. Sometimes this is the hardest part. Others, it's merely the start.

Next you have to decide which "truth" you're going to follow- man's "truth" or the real truth. In other words, yet another decision to take the easy way out or keep going. Exit now- or not.

Then you have to live by it. You have to wake up every morning and make a commitment to stay on the path that day. There will be days when you veer off the road; when it comes to some things it may be onths before you get it right. But the point is to keep going- have a goal at the end. Get back to where you need to be and do what you need to do.

Remember, you're an odd-ball -so be prepared to live the live of one.
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Where do we get the term "the road less travelled"? Actually, it originated with a poem by Robert Frost called "The Road Not Taken". It's a good poem. Like most old poems there is much food for thought available in it.

...So here's some trail-mix for your wilderness walk. :-)

"The Road not Taken" - by Robert Frost
"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."

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this - I needed it!

    I'm blessed to be on the path less travelled.

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  2. Well said! It seems like we have to constantly, consciously make this decision every second at times, but it is unspeakably rewarding, as you said :) May YHVH bless your walk, and thanks for sharing this message :)

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