“There’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.”
This will be one of my next tattoos. This is a quote from the movie “The Matrix” when Neo tells Morpheus that he isn’t the one. But Morpheus tells him “there’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” He tells him this because Neo does not believe he is the one and Morpheus does. As we find out, Neo is the one and only discovers it when he walks the path set before him. The only way he gets past his doubt is to start believing he can do something no one else can do.
We know the path a Christian should walk. But as we all know, there is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path. It is much harder to walk it than to know it. Anyone can know it. But it takes a strong believer to walk the path God has set before them. As scripture says, “not turning to the right nor to the left.” It can be a lonely path. It can be a difficult path. It can be a deadly path. But it is the path that leads to God so no matter what happens, we know where we will end up and it is worth all the pain and turmoil.
Know what path you should take and then take it.
I plan to put this one on the inside of my left bicep. Because it is just a few words, and the location, it will be very painful. But the path that leads to God is also painful.