“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it…” ~Matthew 7:13-14
“Go with the flow.” Boy, that phrase has gotten me into trouble. Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t make it the right thing to do.
Only a few find the small gate and narrow road to life. Jesus said it. That makes it true. When you “go with the flow” it leads to destruction. When you follow Jesus, it leads to everlasting life.
Anything worth doing is not easy. Take losing weight for instance. Going with the flow, the masses, everybody else, eating what you want, what tastes good, what makes you feel good (temporarily), leads to obesity, difficulty getting around, discrimination, diabetes, acid reflux, joint pain… I can go on.
When we sacrifice our laziness and start walking, swimming, playing sports, hiking, working out, going up the stairs instead of the taking elevator, just getting up off the couch and moving, and controlling what we put in our mouths, we lose weight, look better and feel better.
The same goes for living the Christian life as followers of Jesus. We sacrifice ourselves for the sin-free life that Jesus gave us. Not a bad compromize when you look at it. He gave his Life. We surrender ourselves and live. Wow.
Take the narrow road.