On the narrow path we still deal with life’s issues. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we won’t face some tough stuff. Moments come up when we deal with an offence, unforgivness, jealously, temptation, and rudeness. The car may brake down or you now have a leak in the roof. All are challenging situations to overcome by our own strength. Choosing the narrow path is to choose to believe in Jesus who is the only way to heaven. To choose walking this life trusting in him to help us conquer the difficulties we face.
In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus was teaching about the way to Heaven. He said, “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”
It is true that believing in Jesus is the only way to heaven, because he was the one who died for us to forgive our sins; therefore the only one who can make us right before God. The great news that there is only one way is that it is with Jesus by our side. When the difficult things pop up in life what are you going to do? Are you going to choose to walk that narrow path by choosing to be kind to the unkind? Forgiving towards the person who did you wrong? be happy for others instead of envious? Being content with what you have in this moment? Will you turn away from the thing you should not dabble with? Will you trust God to work all things out?
Trust me I know that is all easier said than done. Maybe we hold on because we can be so full emotions towards these matters. Emotions can get the best of us some days. We are all human, all facing afflictions here and there. I never pulled myself out of my own pits. It was his hand reaching down. It’s true that He is our strength when we are weak.
In Matthew 22:37 Jesus says, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second but equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
He is there. He knows, he sees our hearts, souls and minds. Meditating on that yields us to making the right choices. His words are motivating and encouraging. Jesus is a person we can speak to at any time.
I want to leave you with Psalms 46:1 which tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” He is kind and loves to help guide you down the narrow path.