Where Are You Going?
13Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those that enter it are many. 14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. 15Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? —Matthew 7:13-15
Hey, where’re you going? Yeah, you heard me, where’re you going? Do you even know? I talk to so many people every day who have no idea where they are headed. Some don’t even seem to care. Do you? If you are a Christian, you have a clear path to follow. It’s a pretty narrow path, but its there and it’s the path that leads to heaven. If you haven’t found it, I suggest you do that right now!
Right now, I’m talking to those who have found the narrow path . . . are you on it? Do you take it seriously? Or are you on the wide road? It’s pretty easy to tell which road you’re on. If you rarely make decisions that people around you think are strange or narrow-minded, you may be on the wide road. If there are a lot of people around you doing things you know are wrong, and you are with them, it’s the wide road. If you find yourself using substances that are illegal and thinking there’s nothing wrong with that, you are on the really wide road. Get off it today! Get on the narrow road that leads to righteousness and fulfillment.
Now I’d like to talk to those who don’t know anything about the narrow path. Perhaps you’re headed in down a wide road that’s one way and going the wrong direction. You don’t know how you know it’s the wrong direction you just know that it is. Well hear me: before you do anything else, you need to get on the right track. Maybe you don’t even know which road to be on or how to find it. Is that you?
So how do you find the narrow road anyway? Well, if you are holding a Bible right now, you’ve got the road in your hands. God’s Word tells us what He would have us do, how He wants us to live, and all the promises He makes about Himself and His way of living. All we have to do is confess our sin to God and receive the free gift of salvation. That’s it!
So, where are you? Don’t know? Go ahead and hit that blinker, make a U-turn. You need to get in line with God’s Word, which is his will AND recommit yourself to following hard after Jesus. So go ahead and do it today! —Jason Fevig
· What road am I on? What is the proof?
· How important is it to me that I stay on the narrow road? What draws me off?
Prayer – Almighty God, help me to realize that I often don’t know where I am going and I need to use Your Word alone to be my guide. Forgive me when I think I know where I am, when deep down I’m lost and I know it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.