Are You Taking The Road Less Traveled?

Looking at the definition of a car accident on the Internet you see a lot of different ways people determine a car accident. Tonight I got into a car accident. It was nothing major I got rear-ended which led my car to hit the car in front of mine. My car had minor bumps and bruises and I am sore but didn’t have anything happen to worry about. Leaving the accident and getting time in my car to actually breathe and reflect I thought of many different things. What if I had taken a different road? What if I would have stayed at the event longer?

Right before the accident I was pulling up to the two lanes to get on the highway, there was a lane with many cars and there was a lane with none. At that moment I was thinking I’m not going to be the person who gets in the other lane just to speed pass everyone and cut them off so I chose the lane with everyone in it. I made a choice to follow the path everyone else was taking. After experiencing this with physical eyes, God revealed something to me with spiritual eyes and a verse popped into my head.

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

Matthew 7:13-14.

In our lives our choices we make take us to different paths. We make the decisions on the path we take or the “gate we enter through.” There is the path that very few take; maybe in our lives we are that solo person who is taking the narrow road. Times come that we have to choose to still follow that path or we can look at the path that everyone else is taking. Maybe that path looks “good” and you think everyone has to be taking that path for a reason. I can tell you that everything that looks “good” is not from God. I’ve taken that path before and tonight in the physical world I took that path when choosing the lane I entered into by following what all the other cars were doing.

Earlier I mentioned the definition of a car accident. One of them said, “resulting in injuries or death. Taking the “wide” path tonight in my car there wasn’t death but there were injuries, there was “destruction.” When we choose to take that path spiritual we have our “car accident” moments. We take a path that looks good, feels good, but in reality we are living in sin which is ultimately making us injure ourselves and if we continue this path it and do not turn from our own way it ultimately leads to death.

I want to challenge you to look at the path you are on. Which direction are you going? Are you following the crowd or are you walking with God even if that means you have to take that path alone? Don’t let yourself be led into the path that leads to injury and death but walk in the freedom and life that God has created you to walk in.



Brooke is a 21 year old Ohio native currently majoring in Early Childhood Education at Miami University. "I am living proof that God never stops pursuing us even when we run from Him. "