“You shall guide me with your counsel,
and afterward receive me to glory…”
Robert Frost (1874-1963), an American poet, published a poem with the title, The Road Not Taken, in 1916. It talks about him coming to a cross roads and examining both before choosing one. In the closing lines of the poem he states that by choosing one over the other it has made all the difference in his journey through life.
Major decisions in life seem to come to us very early in our journey and when we are least qualified to make those decisions. I am speaking of career choices, marriage partner, educational alternatives and so on. More than a few people, later in life, look back in time and regret their decision about this life changing matter or that.
We sometimes say, “Oh, if only I could go back with the wisdom and knowledge of today, I would have done things in a different manner. Certain people’s lives are filled with regrets.