Trekking the Road Less Traveled By

So defined, a logo is a symbol or other design adopted by an organization to identify its products, uniform, vehicles, etc.” For me personally defined, a logo identifies my life purpose—reason for my being—in this physical, temporal time.  Thus, my definition: two worlds crossed my path; I chose the one less favored by,” and that made all the difference for me for all time and eternity.

Perhaps that echoes my personal paraphrase of Matthew 7:13-14. Perhaps, too, that’s an interpretation of RobertFrost’s poem The Road Not Taken; as to me Frost’s poem certainly reflects that Matthew passage.

Yet, mine is The Road Taken:

Two roads forked along my earthly path,
Yet, one like what I've been traveling all my days.
I as one traveler, at that fork, long I stood,
Looking down the other as far as I could
Narrower and winding it was
Hardly any travelers trekking down that road.

The other (so familiar), broad and wide, 
Brilliantly lighted, and voices of joy it seemed – 
Sports fans, movies, and TV, the Hollywood craves.
I enjoyed it too for many of my days,
but then at that fork long I stood. Then a whisper, 
“Come along now, try the narrow path.”

I shall be telling this with a glee
Somewhere strolling along this temporal way:
Two roads forked along my earthly path,
I took the one less traveled by, though not so easy going,
Yet trekking with Jesus makes all the difference, 
And with eternity in sight, there is no end.

And so, as my logo indicates, Jesus in the center represents that road less traveled by—the narrow way. Likewise, in my own choosing that way less traveled by, so it is my desire that Jesus to always be central in my life; it may not be a way of always easy trekking, but it is the way of the truly purposeful life (John 10:10 b). And that even while residing on the dark side for a time, yet under God’s protective care (see Psalm 18:2-3), according also to Jesus’ prayer, as recorded in the Bible at John 17:14-18.

I am here in this time to shine the light of Christ exposing the dark side, with the sword of the Spirit, the inspired Word of the ever-present three-in-one Person of God (Ephesians 6:16-18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)—encouraging others to cross over  (John 5:24 NIV) to the light side and realize the true reality. Hence, I reside here, as also my fellow Christ-followers—working for God's Kingdom on earth (Matthew 6:10; Luke 12:34-36) while watching for the King's return—a witness of His matchless grace—that others may trek, too, that road less traveled by (see Matthew 5:13-15).

Strange though it may seem, yet through the years I have come more to the realization that apart from the things of God in this physical, temporal time, everything else is purely temporal. So being a distraction from one’s real purpose for living in this time, the way of the evil one (John 10:10 a). The advances through time for mankind’s betterment had not “just happened,” but have come about at God’s granting humanity the knowledge and the skills for such, to be used for His glory, for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on planet Earth (Matthew 6:10). Yet, the evil one, too, has commandeered much of such (the Internet, Social Media, etc.)  for his own deceptive snares, thus the “Broadway”—the way most traveled by.

Therefore, my trekking this road less traveled by, even over any “rocks and roots and ruts” I may come upon, I pray I shall not be over come. As in the light of God’s ever-present grace, the journey is nevertheless a three-way purposeful joyful experience, continuing in prayer concerning,

My walk through God's Word, to know Christ and to make Him known.

My work, primarily through my writing skills, where is my interest and ability.

My witnessvocally and virtually (online). In so doing acknowledging God's command and promise, as He encouraged Moses so many years ago, so He encouraged me via Exodus 4:10-12; His grace is all-sufficient in the going (2 Corinthians 12:9), at my being attentive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Through the days of my earthly trekking, it matters not so much where I’m to reside, living  out my walk, my work, my witness, but what I am to do, and that where He leads me.” The “where” is general: all along the way; the “what” is specific: Christ’s global cause.”

It is therefore my endeavor to be aware of God’s direction for me as He so guides (see Psalm 32:8 NIV), as to where I am to be in my continued trekking on, down this road less traveled by—trekking on until His upward call to the home He is preparing for me (see John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 2:8-10).

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3 NLT)

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