Pay Attention To The Gate

13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

Jesus instructs, even warns His hearers, “Enter by the narrow gate. Keep away from the broad gate.” There are two gates because there are two paths. There are two paths because there are two destinations. One destination is life, and the other is destruction.

Oftentimes we get so caught up in the journey that as forget the destination. It’s as if we’re living according to the quote, “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.” That sounds so profound, and yet it’s so wrong. What good is a fun night of drinking if the destination is to drive home drunk and you kill someone or yourself? What good is a fun one-night stand if the destination is an abortion or a forced relationship with the wrong person? What good is a fun life of sin if the destination is Hell?

Don’t get caught up in the moment. Wake up your Spirit of Discernment. Look around you. Look at the road you’re on. Is it broad or narrow? Does it follow the path of Jesus or the world? Is it easy or do you have a cross over your shoulder?

Living for Christ isn’t easy. It will be the hardest thing you do in this life. Denying your flesh, putting Christ first, and carrying your cross are difficult. So many give up right before they reach their final destination. So many give up right before they receive their reward. Don’t give up. Awaken From your spiritual slumber, analyze your life, find the narrow gate, pick up your cross, and run to Jesus.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Pay Attention.

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