Why would anyone do it? You are armed with an accurate compass, a good map, and even a mobile phone with maps included. You know the way to your destination but you either don’t use your tools or you don’t believe them. So you deliberately take the wrong road which is probably longer and definitely harder, but so what? Hey ho, we like living the impulsive and carefree life.
Don’t you think we do that in our real life faith journey? Every time we know in our hearts which is the right way, the quickest, with least hassle, we choose to ignore the God given still small voice that is there to help. It’s called our conscience, and we are expert in pushing it’s wisdom to one side while we do our own thing. But why? Why indeed?
To take the right road in life means going against the flow. Against the popular opinion and thought of our peers. Doing the right thing would make us look foolish in our friends’ eyes, and we don’t want that, do we? There is a cost to our hearts and minds when we ignore the obvious truth. We result in having emotional and possibly physical scars down the line of life. These scars remain, even after we have tried to put things right. Truth is, we have stood at more than one crossroad and deliberately took the wrong way, but we called the tune, so had to pay the piper. Recognise anyone? I’m sure most, if not all, of us can relate. Please take care at those crossroads. The wrong path will cost you big time!
This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask where the old road is. Ask where the good road is, and walk on that road. If you do, you will find rest for yourselves. But you people have said, ‘We will not walk on the good road.’ Jeremiah 6:16