The Lonely Road
The Lonely Road
Each of us is born with a destiny and then, as time passes, we are constantly bombarded with choices. The choices that we make affect our destiny. At the beginning of life, we are at the mercy of others, but when we arrive at the time of accountability, we become responsible for the choices we make, including both small ones and the more important ones.
Many try to justify any tragic results of their choices by blaming others. Ultimately, they should not blame these results on something or someone else. Most of the time they are responsible for the result of the choices they made.
Everyone is on a timeline that is always moving forward and never backward. Therefore, what is happening to someone now is usually based on the choices that person made in the past. Simply put, today is tomorrow's yesterday.
If you make good choices now, then your circumstances will usually get better. Then you will have less to regret or feel guilty about. On the other hand, if you make bad choices, then your circumstances may get worse, and you may have regrets or feel guilty.
How do we learn to make good choices and have a better life? Unfortunately, most people make choices that are based on selfish motives. To get what they want, they decide to do things that are unethical, immoral, or even illegal. When a person breaks rules or laws, it can only cause problems for that person later on. Life can be like a game and, therefore, you must learn the rules so that you can play correctly. In this way, you can make better choices and hopefully have a better life.
When people act selfishly and do the wrong thing, they slow down the progress of life. But many do it anyway, because it is usually easier than doing what is right. They may think that doing wrong to gain something will bring them happiness, but it only causes them to lose self-respect. They may think that doing harm to others will make them better, but it only creates bad feelings for those concerned.
When you decide to do what is right, you may sometimes lose so-called friends or material things. But true happiness is based on doing what is right and true friends will not leave you because of that. Nevertheless, the road to happiness can sometimes be a dark, lonely road.
In the larger scheme of things, those who do the right thing create a positive, constructive force in the world. And those who act selfishly create a negative, destructive force in the world. These two opposing forces are continually colliding with each other. This causes progress to slow down, and makes it difficult for people to accomplish their goals.
Most people have goals that they want to achieve, and they try hard to achieve them. With positive thinking and perseverance, they are likely to succeed. But many become consumed with self-pity and they give up. When you give up on your goals, you are guaranteed to fail. You only fail when you stop trying. Those who keep trying to accomplish their goals have a better chance of success. Can you be happy by achieving your goals?
People have different ideas about what happiness is. For example, some believe happiness is about having money and the things it buys, Actually, the truth is that money just makes traveling the road to happiness more comfortable. Some believe that having power or fame will bring happiness. But these just bring more responsibility and a constant effort to maintain that power or fame.
Actually, just as the love of money is the root of all evil, love itself is the root of happiness. But love should be for God and the people He created. If you love only money and material things, it can only lead to unhappiness. Materialism can only bring temporary pleasure. If you want to be truly happy, you must stay on the right path.
Yes, following the right path can be very difficult; but the rewards make it worthwhile. Many take the path of least resistance, but end up very unhappy. The right path may be a lonely road, but it can take us to a better place. How do we find the right path? First, we must find the truth, and that can be hard to do in this chaotic world. We can find the truth in the Bible, which is God's Word. There we can read about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who taught the way of truth. Jesus is also our savior; He died for our sins so that we could have eternal life.
One problem people have in finding truth is getting caught up in ideas that are not based on truth. These ideas are based on deception by those who don't believe in God or who don't care about God's purpose for human beings. Another problem is that many people define truth in a way that supports their lifestyle. This makes their truth subjective rather than objective. The real truth must be objective and account for everyone and everything in the known universe.
Do people try to find the truth? The fact is that most people don't care what the truth is. They are just concerned about making as much money as they can. They believe that if they had enough money, they could buy what they want and live happily ever after. Many will lie, cheat, steal, and even kill to get money and material things. This obsession causes many of the problems in the world.
In this structure of life, there is one of two main roads that we choose to travel. Each of these roads will lead you to your final destination. At first, it seems that whichever road you take, it will lead you to the end of your life. And no matter how you live your life, you still end up at a place called Death. But does your life end there? Many believe that it does. Others believe that you come back in a different form. Does your final destination depend on the road you take?
The more popular road is traveled by people with selfish motives. They don't seem to care about their final destination. They believe that you only go around once in life and they want their ride to be as comfortable as possible. They don't care about other people. The lonely road or the less popular road is traveled by people who do care about others. They believe the choices we make affect our final destination, and that death could be the beginning of a better life. Is death the end of life? Could we have hope for a better life after death?
You are born with a destiny, and your choices help determine what that will be. You could take the well-traveled road and not care where you end up. Or you could take the less-traveled road, the lonely road, for those who believe the choices you make affects your final destination. We all end up at a place called Death, but with the right choices you could have hope for a better life after death. What will your destiny be?
In summary, the choices you make affect your future, and you are responsible for the result of the choices you make. Good choices made today can help make your life better tomorrow. Remember, today is tomorrow's yesterday. Unfortunately, most people make choices that are based on selfish motives, and this causes problems for everyone concerned. When you act selfishly and do wrong to gain something, it will not make you happy. But it will cause you to lose self-respect.
You should be unselfish and make better choices. In this way, you could be happier. True happiness is based on doing what is right. Your so-called friends may leave you if you do the right thing, but true friends will not leave you. Nevertheless, the road to happiness can be a dark, lonely road.
Doing the right thing creates a positive, constructive force in the world. Doing the wrong thing creates a negative, destructive force. These two forces frequently collide, making progress difficult, and making it difficult for people to reach their goals. Most people still have goals that they are trying to achieve. They believe that if they succeed, they will be happy. Although, if they reach these goals, it does not guarantee happiness. You should, however, try to succeed and not give up. You only fail when you stop trying. Can you be happy by reaching your goals?
People have different ideas about happiness. Most believe that having enough money will buy happiness. Others believe that having power or fame could make them happy. But money only makes life more comfortable, and power and fame require much responsibility and effort to maintain. If you love only money and material things, you will never be truly happy. If you want to be truly happy, you must find the right path. The right path may be a lonely road but it can take you to a better place.
How do you find the right path? First, you must find the truth. Sometimes those who want to know the truth have difficulty finding it. They get caught up in ideas that are based on deception by those who don't believe in God and His purpose for human beings. In the Bible, you can read about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who taught the way of truth. If you follow His teachings, you will be on the right path.
There are two main roads in life and you must choose one. Each of these roads will lead you to your final destination, to a place called Death. But does it end there? Does your final destination depend on the road you take? One road is well traveled by people with selfish motives. Most of them believe you only go around once in life. They don't seem to care about their final destination. The other road is a lonely road traveled by people who care about the truth. They believe the choices you make affect your final destination.
Your choices determine what your destiny will be. You could take the well-traveled road, and not care where you end up. Or you could take the lonely road for those who care about their final destination. Although we all end up at a place called Death, you could make the right choices, and have a better life after death. What will your destiny be?
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