I’m learning more and more that life as a Christian is always going to be a constant battle. I remember a time, when I was coming out of the majority of my pain and heartache; to prepare to serve God and I thought…now life is going to be simple, as most of the pain and heartache was now behind me but I quickly came to see that there were still struggles awaiting me and obstacles that would enter my path.
Through time, I came to realize that as long as my heart desired to remain committed to God; that there would be a battle over my soul, as Satan would lurk around my heart…seeking for some weakness to prey on. In Matthew 7:13-14, we read… “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. (14) But the Gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.”
Do we truly understand what being a Christian is all about? When Jesus gave His life for us on the cross; He not only died for our sins but He also became the example for us to live by. Even as He inched His way toward the cross; Satan was there too…trying to detour Him, from what His Father had called Him to do, as a means of displaying a great love and forgiveness, for all mankind. No matter what Jesus faced, He chose to walk the narrow path, which was mostly a difficult path of pain…heartache and deep suffering. Even though Jesus knew what was ahead of Him; He became willing to walk that narrow path because His love for us was greater than His love for Himself and what He would go through.
Can we say that we are willing to walk through the tight and narrow path that isn’t always easy, as a means of giving our lives back to Christ? Sure…the moments of pain and struggle can make us feel as though we won’t make it through this tight and narrow passageway but when we choose to let Christ lead the way; He will make a way for us to enter and pass through these difficult times in our lives.
No matter what you may be facing today; just know that Jesus is waiting on the other side of this narrow path and when we choose to take Him by the hand; then He will be there to walk us through the moments that seem too difficult, for us to walk through on our own.