Sometimes it is hard to take the high road in life.  Many times the path of least resistance is the path that leads us down the wrong way.  It is easy to take the wrong path when we are faced with daunting tasks.  I can think of numerous times in my life where the most accessible road was the wrong road.  It might take more endurance to tackle trials the way that God wants us to, but it will always pay off in our benefit.

See, when we take the high road in life, we are showing God that we trust him.  Not only do we trust him, but we strive to please and honor him no matter how difficult the task.  When we take a walk down easy street, it may take less work up front.  But on the other end, we just find ourselves chasing our tail and end up 360 degrees right back to where we began.  To make progress, sometimes we must go through difficult times in our lives.  These challenging times draw us closer to God and let us know that he is watching over us.

Take the high road no matter what.

There are many examples of what the high road in life looks like.  To me, the high road is doing our best to honor God and be Christ-like.  You can apply this definition to any situation in your life.  Many people struggle with relationship issues.  Whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor, spouse, children, everyone is dealt with a situation that is far from perfect.  Through these strained relationships, how we conduct ourselves shows our Christ-like character.

One of the most significant barriers to taking the high road in life is stubbornness.  I have seen many relationships fracture or fail because one or both parties were too stubborn to take the high road.  Instead of showing grace to the other party, the person involved just thought about themselves.  We are supposed to put others above ourselves to be Christ-like.  This does not mean that we compromise on our values.  It does, however, mean that we should not hold grudges.  If we want Christ to forgive us, we should also forgive others.

Mark 11:25 NASB Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.