Every decision, every choice, determines the path you take in life.
For example, one summer I made the decision to accompany my parents on a trip back to our family's home. Before, on their last couple of trips to visit relatives, I stayed home and didn't go.
But that year, I went.
That decision ultimately led to my grandchildren being who they are.
On that trip, I met my future husband.
If I had not met him, my children would not have been born.
If I had not met him, my grandchildren would not have been born.
Yes, I might have conceivably met someone else, got married and had kids and grand-kids, but they wouldn't have had the family traits and characteristics they now have. They wouldn't have Miller blood running through their veins.
It wouldn't have been the same.
When I was fourteen, I made another decision, another choice. I decided to make Jesus my Lord and Savior. That decision influenced everything!
Because I joined God's family and had His precious blood cleansing mine, my path went a different direction than it might have.
I walked the path of serving God, not perfectly by any means. In fact, I stumbled off the path a time or two. Sometimes, I just camped out on the path and didn't move spiritually ahead for awhile.
Somehow, He always got me going again, often sending people, the Holy Spirit, and / or His Word to motivate me.
Every decision is a crossroad. I pray I would always choose the right direction each time. The great thing? If I do get off the path, He is big enough to help me back to where I should be.
What about you? Are you at a crossroads right now? It's all about the heart and Who you are focused on. If your focus is yourself, you might stumble off the path; but if your focus is Jesus you can trust He will make your paths straight.
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