In the movie Pocahontas, Grandmother Willow tells Pocahontas, “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”
We all know there are many paths in life we take. Paths we choose; paths that lead to other paths; paths we do not choose.
Most of the time we take paths we think are harmless to us. Sometimes we choose those paths that have consequences either on the path or at the end.
But what about those times we choose paths that hurt others?
Even when we know that path is a God-given one?
I took a path like that a few months ago. I chose a path I knew God laid before me and I took it.
I have been so blessed to be on this path. It has resulted in wonderful things for me. Often hard things, but those things that have made me grow spiritually and mentally.
But this path I chose hurt others, one person in particular. When I meet someone who knows us both, they will often comment on how difficult it has been for the ones I left behind by changing my path.
I have come to realize I cannot take away this pain. I cannot say I’m sorry enough or even fix it. I can only pray that those hurt will come to know, believe and understand why I took the painful path.
Without pain, we do not grow.