The one who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head.
Before leaving the traveler develops a plan to trace the path. When the way for many others then follow the same route is prepared, someone will be opening roads ahead. The responsibility of running the front is great because it’s up to receive the dangers and hardships of the way first. Therefore, he or she must be willing to endure the trials and difficult situations in order to make it easier, less dangerous and safer ride for other.
Sometimes the forefront walker receives as payment misunderstanding and rejection of those for whom he or she is opening roads. But that’s part of his or her mission, which involves the sacrifice of being a leader and pioneer. If the leader understands that whoever is ahead in front of him or her is the Lord, he or she can better withstand any situation of rejection, hostility, fear and danger. We can never lose sight of our five-star general is God himself.
Paul understood very clearly that God and asked him to open way: making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you (Romans 1:10). We should do exactly the same if we want to move safe along the roads have to walk. Before undertaking any trip, the best preparation we can do is put in the hands of the Lord. Prayer is the best way to prepare for the road ahead.
As to make way for others, I can tell you, from my personal experience that I have done several times in my life. Like many others, I was the first in my family who took the road to emigrate from my country into the territory of the United States. And, like many others, I should pay the price to get to a strange country, without close to my relatives and fighting to legalize my immigration status.
I finally got freshened in my new country and became involved in the process of bringing the rest of my family here. I not always received the appreciation in return for opening the road. On the contrary, there were instances in which my effort was not appreciated at all; but that’s not important. I certainly did my best for the welfare of my people because it was my duty, not because I expected recognition in return.
Spiritually, often also we open the way to others, especially to members of our family. If you have been the first in your family to know the truth that sets you free, you will probably have felt at home the rejection of many of those around you. That does not stop you from continuing forward in your walk with God, on the contrary, continues to walk in faith, praying at all times for them. That prayer does not go unheard. Remember that the Lord desires the salvation of all, therefore, a prayer like this is according to His will and it will be answered. God bless you.