Thursday, July 24, 2014

Follow

Thank you to Holly for inviting us to reflect on our own spiritual journey! Please stop by and join us at her blog.


Holly invited us to think about following God today. It's an interesting question. Let me back up a bit before I address this...today I'm reflecting on the path not taken. Boy, I wish Robert Frost was here because I want to talk to him about that poem, The Road Not Taken! What inspired it?!?! What was his "road not taken"? Did he regret it? How did he look back on it? Today I feel like I have lived those words, especially the final stanza: 

Today is a day where I can see how differently my life could have been...fifteen years ago today I was supposed to get married. If I had, would I be celebrating my fifteenth wedding anniversary? Would I be a mom? So many what ifs?!?! Without getting into the details of the what happened and the whys of it all...I can say this with confidence: It was the right decision. The man I almost married and I are friends again. I moved away and started my own life. But still I wonder...what if...especially on a day like today. 

My prayer is that I have followed God's path, whether I knew it or not. Following a path when you don't know where it's going is frightening, but it's what we do because of faith. I have faith. Faith that this is where I'm supposed to be. I really connect with this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson...

I feel like I did this. I moved hundreds of miles away knowing only two people. I started a career and a life here. I've found friends who have become like family to me. I've found a church where I feel like I belong...but still I wonder. 

Following requires so much faith! I used to think that faith was never questioned, but I think otherwise now. I question and I still believe. I struggle and feel sad sometimes and still believe. My path...the path God is leading me on...is mine. I need to BE on my path and follow God. Sometimes I need to sit and rest, but I always get back up and continue to walk...and follow God. 

5 comments:

  1. Boy, did you hit the spot with this line: "Following requires so much faith!" Never easy, but the rewards...when you see them, they are so worth it. But when you don't see them, much faith is required! Michelle, I truly love reading your stories about your journey! I ts a journey of life where God is the protagonist!

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  2. Your writing is so honest. I admire your strength and conviction. You are on your own path and God is there with you. So many what ifs. We must trust and with that trust follow the path wherever it leads.

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  3. Michele,
    Thank you for your courage to share your story, but even more so, to LIVE your faith. I honestly believe that when we make a decision with Him in mind, it can never be a "wrong" decision. He will bless it.

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  4. So true. We still question and wonder, even when we believe and have faith.
    Forever God is faithful and strong.
    Thank you for writing from your heart.

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  5. It took a lot of courage and faith to do what you did. I love the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote!

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