#2,574 Choose the One Path.
by Erin Napier
This morning I woke up feeling troubled and a little anxious. I got dressed for church despite my desire to hide from the bitter cold in my fluffy warm bed, and I was handsomely rewarded by the feeling that washed over me sitting in the pew.
The message was about how as humans we wish we could do it all, see it all, be anything we want to be… But it’s not possible. Time is short and we are too flawed and regular to do and to have every thing we want. We have to figure out that thing God wants us to focus on, say “yes” to that road and forget all the other roads. Give that everything we’ve got. And that’s the only way we can make a real difference in the world, by carving that uniquely “you” shaped path into the earth that it was missing. It was exactly what I needed to hear today. I’m thankful for it and thankful that I feel like I’ve found the thing He wants me to focus on. I know it’s hard to stay on the path He has made for you sometimes, but I think it’s harder to feel like you’re not making any difference in the world. Let’s keep listening and following where the path leads, friends.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!