To a Friend Assessing Lost Opportunity

We are haunted in a way by Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken*. Every decision will frustrate going down an alternative path. Our sand of time and opportunity will be unique but incomplete. We must make quality decisions to walk in the Spirit. Happily, with obedience, the process becomes smoother and the restlessness subsides. Sister keep going back to Psalm 37 and Romans 8. Be at peace. Your portion is precious and foreordained. So is mine.

*Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


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