wooh, it has been a long time. it’s been a minute since I sat here, thought, prayed, & wrote. so welcome back, & welcome me back.
to start, these last couple months have been nothing but growing pains for me. I have grown tremendously as a person, in my relationship with God, my relationship with my family, & moving on from hurt. so, to say the least, God is working.
during my time to myself, I had time to go to a sunflower field. anyone who knows me, or may even just follow me on social media, should know that I am completely and utterly in LOVE with sunflowers. my heart bursts in happiness when I see one. just the yellow colors, the beautiful flower, the 1,000 seeds in the middle of it, the different patterns, I just am completely in love. my mom and I had the chance to literally go in a field. I was SURROUNDED by nothing but my absolute favorite thing. there was nothing but smiles on my face.
about half way through, Mom and I came to a stop where there were two chairs in the middle of the maze, and two paths. I am a girl who loves metaphor so this is the first thing I think of :::
These two chairs. These two chairs represent me in one, God in the other. We are surrounded by these huge, yellow, beautiful, tall sunflowers. there are bees and butterflies flying around us, the sun is shining, and we are just chatting. behind us, are two paths. one is wide, one is narrow. both are filled with sunflowers, but each side is different looking. (I have attached a picture). You can see that there is a difference in size between these.
so let’s go back to when we’re talking to God. God asks a question that literally changes our life.. “Brayclyn, (or insert your name here), are you willing to take the wide path or the narrow path? both look beautiful, but one leads to destruction”. seems like a tough answer because we wanna be selfish, we wanna live our life worldly, we wanna be with our friends on that wide path, we want those temporary things… but.. we also want joy. we all are also yearning for love. we all are searching for fulfillment & satisfaction. so as hard the question may seem… is it really that hard..?
when we choose that narrow path, we reach Jesus. we reach that eternal joy that He provides, instead of the temporary & materialistic joy this world provides. when we choose the wide path, we are choosing ourselves and others before God. we are in this state of mind that, “it’s my life, I live once, and I wanna live it how I want”. great, let me know how that works when you are standing in front of Jesus and realize what you were living for is GONE.
take the road less traveled. take the path that looks smaller, more narrow, looks just as beautiful. you’ll eventually realize that this is the path that leads to life, not destruction.
God bless y’all, friends.
It is never about Jesus if it’s always about us.
I pray that The Lord may speak to you through me, I can only hope I can help you in your relationship with Christ.