The High Road

The High Road is unfortunately the road less traveled.  Don’t believe me?  Take a long look at the world around you.  Take a look at your relationships within your family, your friends, your ex-friends, co-workers, the unity or lack thereof in churches, communities, etc.  The list goes on and on.  What is the High Road you ask?  The High Road could be defined as The Golden Rule.  The Golden Rule is found in Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 12 “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” The High Road could also be a willingness to forgive, forget and move on.  The word forgive means to cease to feel resentment against an offender : pardon.

Doesn’t that pretty much sum it all up?  If you want to be treated with kindness, then be kind to others.  Want people to be honest with you, then be honest with others.  Want to be loved, then show love to others.  It sounds pretty simple, right?  Then why do we struggle with the details?  Why is it then, when loved ones and friends forsake us and pierce us with their words that we want to strike back and cut them as deep as they have cut us?  Why is that when someone steals from us we are angered to the point of physical violence?  Why is that when we are driving down the highway and someone doesn’t merge for us, we are overcome with rage?  We immediately have a knee-jerk reaction and before we know it our mouths, hearts, minds and bodies have spun out of control and things are done and said that unfortunately can’t be taken back.  When the smoke clears and there is some sort of resolve, all that is left to turn to is forgiveness.  Sort of makes you wish you’d take that High Road now, doesn’t it?

I can think of so many times I should have taken the High Road that I should be the chief expert on NOT taking the High Road!  So sad, but oh so true!  You learn from your mistakes.  I realize, especially since having children that time is so short and we aren’t promised tomorrow, next week or next month.  Friend, we aren’t even promised the blessing of the next hour!  Make it a point to take the High Road!  It is the road less traveled, but a road full of blessing, wisdom and an opportunity to grow more spiritually and connect with our Heavenly Father on a much more personal level.  I promise, you won’t be sorry! 😀

Final Thought- Is there someone you need to forgive?  Is there someone you need to say “I’m sorry” to?  If so, do it TODAY!  Bridge the gap, move forward and BE BLESSED!  Let’s do unto others, BEFORE we want others to do unto us!  Always remember, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Published in: on October 12, 2009 at 4:05 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Great Words, Renae. Easy to read-Hard to live. God is good, He gives strength to the weak. Great Message.

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