“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 14:12 KJV)
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” (Ephesians 4:13 KJV)
Do you take the easy way out? Was it really the right way to go? We allow ourselves to be tossed around, from one thing to another. We try to make it easy.
There’s nothing wrong with taking the easy way, if it’s God’s way. But what if He wanted you to take a different path and you turned back at the slightest opposition? Maybe God wanted you to face that opposition. Maybe He wanted to show you that you are stronger than you think.
Let’s use addiction as an example. I will use myself. I am a food addict. I can’t walk away from food and still live. Other addicts can make the choice to put it down and walk away. But I can too. I can stop eating the foods that aren’t good for me. I can put the candy and ice cream down. I can eat fruits and veggies instead. But I haven’t been. I have been on the path of least resistance. I eat the sweet and carbs.
I have my supplier too. His name is satan. He whispers to me. “Just one more candy bar. They’re small. It won’t hurt” But one more leads to one more and so on.
I had a televisit with my gastric bypass doctor yesterday. I had to be accountable for my lack of weight loss. But she was sweet. She has set me up for a test to make sure the past surgery is still alright and see if I am a candidate for revision surgery. I will be working closely with a dietician too. So now that I am on the right path, it isn’t going to be easy. But I know God will be right beside me rooting for me and encouraging me.
So if your path has gotten comfortable, look around. You may be on the wrong path too.