The Lonely Road
If we are not careful, we can get caught up following a crowd, and before we know it, we will be doing what everyone else is doing. We all want to be accepted in a group or with a circle of friends and because of our need for acceptance some will do whatever they need to do to fit in. Many times, some people will do something not because they agree, but simply because everyone else is doing it. We are living in an age where everyone does what seems right to them; and just because it is right to them, does not mean that it is right with God. The Scripture reminds us that, because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it. I encourage you today to be who God has called you to be. Stay on the narrow road God has you on no matter who is or who is not on the road with you. You do not have to be like anyone else, or act like anyone else to be accepted, God loves you just the way you are. You only have to be who God said you are, and you never have to follow the crowd, because the crowd will usually lead to destruction. You are not like everyone else on purpose, because God has made you unique in His own eyes, so what may be ok for one person is not ok for you. Continue to look to God to guide you to where He wants you to be. The road is narrow, and you may feel like you are on the road all alone, and it is getting lonely walking this road, but just know God will never leave you alone. He is right there with you every step of the way, so do not give up and do what everyone else does, don't give up and say it must be alright because everyone else is doing it. Look to God to lead you today and every day, for He will never lead you down the wrong path. I thank God I can look to Him to lead me even when the road looks narrow and I do not know which way to go, He always leads me the right way this is why I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord let my path be your path, let your ways be my way that I may spend eternity with you. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY