Saturday, January 13, 2007

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

Lately a lot of my past has been coming back. Old friends and feelings are finding a way back in to my life and it is kind of nice, but it has left me dwelling on one of my favorite poems "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. It makes me wonder what would my life by like had I walked a different path. If I chose this college over that one. Pursued this girl over the other. Think about the little events in your life that have made a large impact. I think if I would have moved a second earlier I may have never blew out my knee. If I would not have been distracted by this girl I never would have had my heart broken. If I went of to college instead of spending time at home I might never have healed the relationship I have with my parents. If I didn't come to Moody I'd be able to spend more time with the ones I dearly love at home, but I would have never met those that I dearly love here. I wouldn't know the woman, whom I want to spend the rest of my life with. I wouldn't have began to understand the concept of thinking christianly. I would have never left my bubble I was in. I guess all this has made me appreciate the sovereignty of God even more. He has placed in times and places for a reason, I am who I am because it is who he wants me to be.
So many people think that this poem is about taking the hard road, which it isn't about at all, but instead it is about making decisions. I feel as helpless as Frost does when it comes to looking at my life. How was I to know which path to travel by? So the solace is in the freedom of knowing I can't make the wrong decision. Whatever comes about whatever thing I say no to by going with another is what God intends for me. and that has made all the difference.