Does it? Does the fork ever come back? This question came to mind as I showered this morning. I've told y'all before that the water makes me think. LOL! Think about all the poor choices you've made in your lifetime. Now, think about all the the right choices you've made. I do believe that the fork does return from time, especially when you allow God to operate in your life. He will afford you opportunities to make right on a wrong turn you may have made years ago or somewhere in your past. This reminds me of mankind's cycle of sin and salvation. We sin, then suffer, they cry out to God in repentance, He saves us, we praise Him a while, then back to sin, and it starts all over again. When I think cycle, I think circle. If all I am ever making at the fork are lefts, then I will find myself going in, not circleSSS, but a specific circle. All it takes is ONE right turn to begin the breaking of a bad cycle.
Over my life, I know I have made a series of wrong turns and found myself going through the same or similar dramas over and over, and I can honestly admit exactly where I made those wrong turns. It's funny how honesty is a needed part of all options of doing better or making better, huh??
I thank God for the 4th prong in this fork that has presented itself again in my life. As I review my life and the history of my choices, all things past and present, point to this particular path. THIS time, I'm taking it. In my examination of the past, I hear God saying, "You remember when I first showed you this? You thought I was just foolin with ya, huh?" "Remember when I showed it to you again? You held faithful to the bad choice you previously made, thinking it was the right thing to do, didn't you?" Yes, Lord, I did. Now, I see. "Naw, hold up, I'm not done! The third time, you were right there at the edge, YET, you did it again!!" Then, He said, "I don't care about the poor decisions you've made! I will continue to offer you MY WAY, BUT it's up to YOU to cut away from the mess that YOU have made of your life!!"
The fork IS back, and I have made the better choice, in order to break the cycle of "not for me" that I have given myself to for so many years. This choice, I pray, puts me on a cycle of "a hell of a lot better!" This new cycle will benefit my future, my children's futures, our hearts and our souls. Prong 4 makes a full fork, so it's time we sit down to the table and enjoy this awesome meal that God has prepared for us.
And the Universe says, "AMEN!"
If you feel me, feel me. If not, I will tell you like my Dad told me almost 9 years ago, "Keep on livin!"
HAPPY THURSDAY Y'ALL!! BE SAFE!! I LOVE YOU ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams