Following the path of good is not always easy. In fact, it's often called the "Narrow Road". Or an even better interpretation: "The Agonizing Road". But oddly enough, this is the road that is meant to lead to Life.
So cray cray.
But what does it look like when someone's reached a milestone on such a road. I think it looks a little something like my friend, David.
He's beginning to see the beautiful fruit of the many small Yes's he made to stay on the Narrow Road from his early teen years. He's now in his early 30s and stands with such integrity and blessing. One would almost be tempted to think that he had been born in such a way, but instead, he shared his secret this morning to a group of teenagers and myself that it was his intentional choices to be a man of integrity, a man of his word, a man who would always value his wife and family, a man that would choose to pursue God. It was simply the little Yes's along the way that opened the gateway of sustainable blessing in his life now.
We want the quick fix now. We want the reward now. But the challenge is, can you do good now in the little things before being influenced by the weightier matters?
It's amazing how God and His love can change a life forever. There's nothing left to prove, there's complete peace, such pure love, and of course the Narrow Road. Which in essence leads us to more of what we've truly needed and desired our whole lives. But it is still Narrow and there are choices to be made along the way. What we give our little Yes's to will continue to shape our entire life's course.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."--L. Tzu