Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century poet)

Robert Frost, a later American poet, wrote something quite similar: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” It takes a good bit of courage, no doubt, to head off on an unknown road. But the opportunity to blaze a trail and make it possible for others to follow is a challenge worth pursuing.

Seek [God’s] will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:6).