daily word - beaten path

Dale Cresap's picture

Have you ever walked a beaten path? This is a familiar term for a route taken by many people through an otherwise undisturbed area. They wear a path that is visible from use. It is easy to walk on the beaten path and you can do this without thinking. This metaphor is more often used for routes and pathways through life, but the parallels are strong. Walking in the footsteps of the crowd doesn’t require much thought in terms of route finding or deliberate intention. Yet I want you to be fully engaged in your own life. The path I have for you is unique and you will not find it by being swept along with the crowd. Seek me and I will show you the path I have set before you. Don’t worry if you seem to be walking alone for I am always with you.