Following the Road Less Traveled
Sitting at work today, alone, in a dark basement classroom, with no windows, old furniture, and silence. My mind began to drift. Thinking about all the people I could be helping if I wasn't here today working at my "day job." I know that God has so much more waiting for us just around the corner. But how long will we need to wait? Or is waiting not the answer? Maybe i'm supposed to just quit my job today and see what happens! Yeah that's not gonna happen anytime soon. There's no way that I could walk through the door and tell my amazing, hard working wife that I just quit and left it up to God to figure out. I'd be dead meat!!
Those two questions are ones that i've been troubled with for quite some time now. I know that God gives me free will to make decisions, but I also know that with a wife and four children at home depending on my successes, it can be difficult to take those necessary risks. Not to mention that the bible clearly states to, "take care of my own household or I am worse than a nonbeliever," I know that by trusting in Him and by praying regularly that the answers will eventually come.
I am certain that pursuing our passion and gifts for financial coaching is the plan that he has in store for us. But the path to get there, well that's an entirely different story.
Each day that this business is moving forward I am reassured that the choices we are making are the right ones. We are changing lives on a daily basis and the thought that those individuals will never have to be afraid of not being able to pay the light bill, or worried about their car being repossessed, or even worse their house being foreclosed on. I know that what we are teaching them will stay with them forever and if for some reason they begin to stray, God will bring them back and remind them of what is right.
I make sure to include God in every meeting, so that the advice and wisdom that I give to the clients is coming directly from Him. By doing this, it takes the pressure off of me knowing that i'm just the conduit for His word, and keeps my perspective in check. I know that when god is present in every meeting, that His children will be taken care of.
I leave you with my favorite poem, written by Robert Frost. Many of you may recognize it. I think it sums up this post perfectly.
The Road Not Taken
BY ROBERT FROST
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.