There is a scripture that reads  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV)

Passion leads to purpose and at the most pivotal point in your life; you have to choose between what is right and what is easy. And the narrow path is narrow for a reason. Notice the text says … and difficult is the way which leads to life. One reason is the way doesn’t always look as appealing as the broad way and at some points, the curves look rather dangerous and here you realize you must proceed with caution. Sometimes life throws us dangerous curves—unexpected elements that can cause us to lose our footing; here we must be reminded of the psalmist who writes, “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.” (Psalm 18:32-34 KJV)

These things are merely distractions to keep you from fulfilling your purpose.

In some places, there are potholes, dropoffs, and possibly rock or mudslides. And in the dark, you can’t always see these things. Thank God His word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths.(Psalm 119:105 KJV) That’s why the word teaches us to Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:27 KJV) In other words, you have to remain focused on the direction in which you are headed. These things are merely distractions to keep you from fulfilling your purpose. Remember Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. (Proverbs 4:25) If you’ve ever observed a horse race you will notice the horse wearing blinders to keep him focused straight ahead. Similarly, we must do the same and take the advice of the Apostle Paul keeping our eyes on the prize, which is not only to see our destinies complete but to also successfully finish this race of life. (Philippians 3:14 KJV)

Now if you are on that other road that might look more appealing and beautiful please don’t be deceived. Perhaps you feel that somewhere along your path either you took a wrong turn, got bit by a poisonous snake, or lost your faith back at mile marker 576. Things are not always what they appear. In all truthfulness, I believe at one point or another we might go off on tangents and get lost in those battles. And we wind up looking like Charlie Brown when the ball he threw comes back and has him totally disheveled on the mound. Our Father is a Father of grace and mercy. (Ephesians 2:4-5) All you need to do is repent and pray asking God to help you get back on the right path. Please be reminded of what C.S. Lewis said, “We all want progress but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road, in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

Not judging, but I in agreement with Mr. Lewis…have always believed It is far better to be on a rough road to your destiny than an easy road to your doom. There are simply no shortcuts in this race of life—You see, this race is not about speed, but endurance. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (Hebrews 10:36 ESV)

Which road are you on?

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week…Blessings and Peace!

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