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. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
Can I be bold? Those who don't follow Jesus have it easy. They can do whatever they want, say whatever they want, and act however they want. Followers of Jesus have a more difficult road - everything we do, say, or act upon, is held accountable by God.
Think about it, we as Christians need to analyze EVERYTHING to make sure it is Godly and pleasing to the Lord. Everyday, throughout the day we need to be communicating with God. Every decision we make should be made with God. Everything we say should be thought about before being spoken and how we act should represent his Word. Doesn't that seem hard and exhausting?
Entering the narrow gate requires more work and is exhausting at times. Few will find the narrow gate because most people are taking the wide and easy gate, which only leads to destruction and the crippling effects of sin.
The two gates represent the decisions we make - good decisions and bad decisions. How do you choose to live your life? Are you choosing to make decisions that cause you to stand out because of your faith or do your decisions make you look like the rest of the world?
Choose to walk towards the narrow gate today and everyday.
Jesus, thank you for calling us to live a life that requires us to stand out and be different. I pray that with everything we do and wherever we are, that people can tell and notice that there is something different about us. Thank you so much for your guidance in our lives. I love you!