“But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.” (Matthew 7:14)
“Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teaching, they will also keep and obey yours.” (John 15:20)
“And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk on it.” (Isaiah 35:8)
I don’t know about anybody else, but the closer I push into God, the more alone I find myself. I am finding that the further down this road I travel with Jesus, the less traveled it is and I am more and more misunderstood.
I have watched the few friends I did have, walk away from me and I don’t know why. Just cut off with no further communication. Even when I try to reach out, I’m ignored. Like I don’t even exist. A couple of years ago, these rejections would have devastated me, but this road I’m traveling with Jesus, is so precious to me, that I don’t care if they leave or they stay. He is all that matters. It just puzzles. That’s all.
Still, if I do sit and try to understand why I have lost fellowship with friends, even Christian friends, it tries to send a wound in, but I refuse it. I have to keep pressing on. Like Paul says in Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the supreme and heavenly prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward” Verse 16 says “Only let us hold true to what we have already attained and walk and order our lives by that.”
Everybody is at different places in the journey to God’s heart and I have found that people just come and go out of my life. In for a season and then gone. Truly for me, it is a road less traveled. I do long for someone who “gets me.” But I know that Jesus does and He sticks closer than a brother. What more do I need?
Jesus walked a road less traveled, the Apostle Paul did, as did Enoch, Elijah and Moses. Each one was consumed by God the Father. The zeal of His house had eaten them up. All of my spiritual breakthroughs have been just me and Jesus. He brought it up, He did it and I was freed from that. But when I try to share what I’ve learned, people don’t understand it. Should I just keep the solution to myself and just let them struggle? How can I help when they won’t even speak to me? I just have to let them go and move on with Jesus. One day in Heaven, we will know even as we are known, so our friendships can resume there I guess.
Father, I just release everyone in my life that has walked away from me. I embrace You and rejoice in Your great love for me. I thank You for the grace and release of Your Spirit to wash over my heart and soul and bring soothing balm to the wounds and wash away the pain of loss. I thank You for Your love for me and I yield my life to You to walk the road less traveled with the greatest of joy. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen and Amen.