Robert Frost once said, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
The quote is insightful and inspiring, mostly because it can apply to so many things in our life. But, when I read this quote, I thought about the two gates that Jesus speaks of in Matt. 7:13 & 14. You see, Jesus says wide is the gate that leads to destruction and many will enter that gate. But, narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and few will find it. Those are our two options and Jesus left us the option to choose which gate to follow. You must make a decision right now: You can either enter the narrow gate or the wide gate. But there’s a catch: Once you choose a path, you will be rewarded the reward at the end of that path. If you travel the easier way, or the way of the wide gate and the way of most, you will inherit the gift of the wide gate: Death. Or, you can travel the way of the narrow path or the road less traveled. At the end of this path, there lies a reward as well: Eternal life. But, it is important to note, you can change paths. If you find yourself on the wide path, you can switch to the narrow path through repentance and forgiveness. Today, it is my prayer that we, as Christians, choose to take the road less traveled. Because, in the end, it will make all the difference.