Too many people take the “easy” road. When it comes to the “road less traveled”, it really does make all the difference.
For example, yesterday.
It was snowing and icky-looking outside. One of those days you think about skipping church staying in bed.
But we had contacted a couple we recently met and asked them out for coffee after church. We’d talked the day before and decided because of the impending snowstorm, that if one couple didn’t show up, we’d reschedule. We’d been trying to connect for a couple of months.
I slept in late which didn’t help as I like to start my Sunday mornings kind of slow. A couple of cups of leisurely coffee, etc. but I had to cut all that short if we were going to make it on time.
There was a moment I almost made the easy decision to stay home. But I had read somewhere that people should pick the “hard” road whenever possible.
And I know me. I knew that if I didn’t go, I’d regret it.
Are you wondering what I did?
I took the hard road and am glad I did.
Not only did we enjoy their company, we both felt we had made a quality connection. Which is kind of interesting because we really don’t have a lot in common with them as far as interests and leisure time activities go. But it didn’t matter at all. Once we started talking all that didn’t matter anymore. Besides we shared the most important dimension, our faith.
If we only get to know people who are like us, what could we be missing? Probably some really great people.
And that’s that easy road again.
I didn’t realize it today but as I thought about it and the fact that it’s February now and I have to zone in on my New Year’s Resolutions and decide just which ones I’m taking on and which ones I’m not, that many of my resolutions have to do with taking the hard road.
So I feel good about today’s choice.
What about you? Do you have a tendency to take the easy road? I think I’m starting to agree that taking the hard road, when given a choice that is, is probably the courageous decision to make.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.