The Narrow Gate

No matter where we find ourselves in the season of life, we can always
choose to walk through ‘The Narrow gate instead of the Wider gate.’ Choosing the narrow gate requires commitment, sacrifice and great discipline. The pathway through this gate is not easy because there is always a challenge when we choose to live by the conviction in our heart and endeavor to practice good instead of evil! ” Our natural mind will always opt for the Wider gate which is the path of least resistance. The gate of doing what is right is very narrow and often mundane. But wisdom encourages us to “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)

In spite of the rough terrain that we sometimes experience when we submit to the narrow gate, it is comforting to know that the process will eventually pay off. For when we accept and follow God’s master plan for our lives we will live in peace and escape the dire consequences that comes from the pain of regret. Walking through the narrow gate will always require perseverance and much Courage. But ‘Courage’ is the ability to disregard fear, and that means:
* Taking a leap of faith
* Leaving your comfort zone
* And stepping out on a limb

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  1. Thank you, so needed this today. Your post are a welcoming blessing.


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