The Way Less Traveled

As we are growing up, the people and the way of the world, has a strong influence on our life.

As children, our innocence keeps us from seeing the danger and resulting harm. We are innocent so we think the activities are harmless. We think our parents are mean and cruel when they keep us from joining in on the fun that everyone else is having.

As we grow into adolescence, the sway of the world is ever more attractive, enticing us to explore and taste some of the forbidden fruit. We become like Adam and Eve in the garden. We see the bait, but are blind to the hook!

By the time we become young adults, we have pretty much chosen the direction our life is going to take — unaware or uncaring as to the dark and destructive end it will eventually lead us to.

Praise God that before we do reach our final destination, he gives us an opportunity to turn around and get back on the path that leads away from the darkness and into the light of life.

It is incumbent upon us who have been saved from eternal destruction to encourage others to get off the beaten path and to choose the way less traveled. Whether they heed our warning or not, we have at least reached out to them with the same imperative to turn back, that God gave us — instead of simply standing on the side of the road watching the parade of people marching toward the bitter end.

Author: Karl D Rhoads

I am a Married, Forgiven, Imperfect Follower of Christ. I am a recovered alcoholic (since July 12, 1999) and an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ (since July 6, 2002). I have been saved from the grave (more then a few times) by the loving hand of the God and Father of our Lord, Christ Jesus. My heart's desire is to meet the needs of others with the love of Christ as he directs and enables me to do so.

3 thoughts on “The Way Less Traveled”

  1. Thanks Karl!
    I have never argued or debated someone into belief in Christ. I do however always hope that my life, lived transparently for Him, has encouraged some to at least consider the eternal significance of what Jesus is still offering today.

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  2. Hi Chuck.

    I see we have even more in common, as I have never argued or debated someone into belief in Christ, either. I do not feel called to do so. But I know there are those, like the Apostle Paul and Ravi Zacharias who are gifted in that arena.

    However, I do know and understand that all who love and abide in Christ have an obligation to “be witnesses” and share the Gospel of Christ with others.

    I like the way Penn Jillette put it…

    “I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and a hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward—and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize and who say just leave me alone and keep your religion to yourself—how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?

    “I mean, if I believed, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t believe that truck was bearing down on you, there is a certain point where I tackle you. And this is more important than that.”

    Keep up the good WORD and work! \o/


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