When my husband was killed in action, everything was blurry. I mean, I didn’t know where I would be the next day. I didn’t know what to feel in the next moment. I didn’t know what the next week would hold.
It was breathing moment by moment. That is all I could do. Just sit and breathe.
I had already written a fantasy book, but trying to publish it was, of course, put on hold. One day about about six months after Doug was killed, I sat reading it. One of the characters says to the main character. . .
“If you find your path, the road will form.”
I sat back in my chair the moment I read that phrase and knew God was using my own words to help me. Unlike Robert Frost, who stood at two paths diverging in a narrow wood, I didn’t see any path. Trees surrounded me. Darkness surrounded me. At times, I didn’t know if I would ever see light again.
But those words helped me understand – I was on mission to find my path. Where it would start, I didn’t know. Where it would lead, I didn’t know. But I did know, once I found it, God would cause the path to broaden, the trees to lesson, and the light to shine. He would cause the road to form – and it was a road I needed to walk, a road I needed to run.
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Heb. 12:1
One of my friends gave me a plaque last year with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. It says, “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Here is the secret to finding your path. It can’t be seen, and you need to know that. Want know why it can’t be seen?
It is your path. It is no on else’s. No one else has walked your path before. It is YOUR path. And until you start to walk it – it won’t be there.
It is unique, just like you are unique. No one else has the same path, so it remains invisible until you find it. But when you find it – when you discover what God wants you to do and take that first step – the path starts to appear. It will be hard to walk at first. You will have to bend down and examine where the slight marring of the landscape leads – where His feet are leading you.
But the more you follow, the more you will understand where the path is defined. The path will become wider and wider as the Spirit guides you. The road will form in front of you. How can I be so certain?
“For the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 52:12
Daddy God goes in front of you, and Daddy God is behind you. He is guiding your steps and He is allowing your steps to influence others.
You will clearly see your purpose. And here is the humdinger.
Although your path is unique to you, its end leads where all other paths end.
Home. Daddy. Jesus.
All roads of the Savior lead to one place.
Eden. The Millennial Reign of Christ.
Persevere, Christian soldiers. There isn’t two paths diverging in the narrow wood. There is only one. Once you find it, you will know, that is the road God wants you to travel.
I will leave you with a song called Kyrie Eleison. You might remember this famous 80’s tune by Mr. Mister. What you might not know is what Kyrie Eleison means.
It means “God be with us,” or “God have mercy.”
Now listen to the words and understand – God will be with you as you find your road and while you walk your road.
Kyrie Eleison down the road that you must travel.