We are born.
Our births are the result of actions and choices made by our mothers and fathers during the course of their lives.
We grow into kids.
To grab the bubblegum at the counter and stick it in my pocket or not to grab the bubblegum?
Even as kids, we are forced to make many decisions…each obstacle is a fork in the road and your decisions will determine whether you go right or left.
We become teenagers.
To take a puff of that cigarette or not to take a puff?
Another fork in the road.
If I took the puff I would go left at the fork. If my friend resisted, they would go right.
We mature into young adults.
Do I take this job or that one?
Am I ready to get married?
So many forks in the road.
We become “grown ups”.
Do I let my child stay the night with her friend?
Do I take the job and move my entire family?
Finally we are senior citizens.
Should I write my will now…just in case?
Move in with my children or into a nursing home?
More big decisions.
The end of the road.
No matter the choices I made and the choices you made, we both are on the same road at the end of our lives.
There is one more fork in the road though.
The last fork is where we either go to Heaven or Hell.
Left or right.
Unfortunately, at this fork we do not get to make anymore decisions that will determine whether we go left or right.
Our destination at this fork is determined by all of the other forks we faced while we were alive.
The choices we made at each fork…left or right…good or bad…kindness or anger…forgive or grudge…give in to temptation or resist…honesty or lies…
Which way will you go when you reach your very last fork in the road? You don’t get to choose when you get to it. The choices you make today could be your last…will you go left or right?
Think about it.