Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

Has anyone ever been sharing their newest plan or venture with you and you ended up wondering why they were choosing that specific route, path, or journey? Of course this wondering is based on what you know about them and their personality. In your mind, the plan makes absolutely no sense. (I can hear you are going to do what?!) However, the plan seems to make perfect sense to them.

I have been guilty of making this type of judgment. But since I have been convicted of being judgmental, my eyes have been opened to how our own journey makes us question the journey of others. We see the world through our own lenses and experiences and we make judgements based on the success or failure of those experiences.

We have to learn to live and let live! Everything and everyone has a purpose!! The unique anointing on YOUR life is not going to help me accomplish MY purpose and MY unique anointing is not going to help you accomplish your purpose. Basically, you have to do you, and I have to do me. The journey or path we choose shapes and molds us (hopefully in a positive way). But even when we make bad choices or things do not go as we planned, our missteps and mistakes can bless us and help us grow (if we choose to learn from them and not let them destroy us).

Everyone has to choose their own path. The fact that you did not or would not choose the road or map out the plan that a friend or loved one chooses doesn’t make it a bad or the wrong choice. It is just different and part of THEIR learning, growth, and purpose.

The journey someone else takes may seem unconventional, wasteful, and even useless. It very well may be...for YOU, but not for them. Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is NOT a straight line, in terms of learning and growth, we may have to take a different route to get to the successful end of our journey.

It has been said that the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. That may or may not be true in every case. Next time you are privileged enough for someone to share with you their hopes and dreams, listen with an open mind and an open heart! The road less traveled often leads to good success!


Elizabeth said...

Good one Aqua! In the book, "30 days to taming your tongue," chapter 26 talks about the discouraging tongue. The writer says, "make a conscious effort to always speak sincere words of affirmation, support and inspiration to those within your circle of concern." God has the ability to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power in us." (Eph 3:20) The plan of another's that we think may be ridiculous may be orchestrated perfectly by our awesome God and is just waiting for the step of obedience!

Aqua said...

Amen! I am going to get that book!

Jundy Bautista said...

excellent post!!! i completely agree that it is a PRIVELEGE to have people open their hearts up with their dreams to us. keep up the great writing!

Blessings to you,
Jundy Bautista

Aqua said...

Blessing to you Jundy and thanks for reading! I also checked out your blog...good stuff. Thanks again!