So, what do YOU do when you come to a fork in the road?  I’d imagine if you’re like most you’ve certainly heard by now the wise, and I think curious, answer given to this timeless question by the baseball great, Yogi Berra.  Yogi states, “when you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Wow, an obvious but also profound answer wouldn’t you think? Somewhere in the recesses of my mind though I seem to remember this answer was simply intended to give instructions to a guest on how to find his home but over the years it seems to have become a bit of an iconic answer for finding the right road to take in life.  Let’s think just think about it for a minute.  When you come to one of the crossroads of life it’s typically a good idea to move forward in one direction or another and not just settle in where you are.  Just to be clear though this is not to say that it isn’t a good idea to take some time to discern and gain counsel on which road to take.  But the question still remains, “which road is it?” At the end of the day, we still have a decision to make. 

 

Just look at the picture of your life that has been painted thus far as a result of the various roads you’ve taken over the years.  A left turn here, a right turn there. It’s certainly true we can always play the “what if” games of life to imagine how life might have looked different had we chosen one road over another. But as I’ve looked back on my own life I have seen a decision making standard that has emerged and tended to serve me well when confronted with the decision crossroads of life.  It’s a road of a different kind though.  It is…the road less traveled.  You know the road that represents a decision that seems to be counterintuitive to the predictabilities of life, one that seems opposite to the obvious or one that seems to fly in the face of the traditional norm.  Looking back however I’ve finally realized that there is one distinctly unique characteristic of this road known as “the road less traveled.”  It has very little traffic on it!  And in that it truly is the ultimate freeway.  That place where we are free to be the very people we’ve been designed to be.  That place where we can resist following the seductive illusions of life. That place where we actually stand a fighting chance to be transformed by the renewal of our mind and spirit.  Have you taken this road lately or do you find that you’ve grown weary by the congested roads of life?  Here’s something to think on.  While you may not find this road on your GPS you will find it as you choose not to conform to the ways of the world.  Peace.