You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
I have this picture in my mind of two paths. One of the paths is straight and you can see for miles. It is a beautiful path.
The other path is bumpy and curvy with twists and turns. This path looks like a lot of work.
When I get to the crossroads, I can choose which path I am going take. But, I have to make a choice.
A lot of people will choose the path that they think is beautiful, the path that seems clear and easy. They may see some of their friends and family on this path. It will be really tempting to follow this path.
The other path may seem lonely at times, people will question why you chose this path. There will be times when you will be tempted to turn around and take the easy road.
Lately there are days that I feel like I am on the easy path. I am following others when I should be following Christ. I have discovered along the way that following Christ is not easy. He sacrificed His life for us. And following Him takes sacrifice from us in return.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14
Have you found the narrow road? Have you entered through the small gate? How do you keep yourself focused on the road that leads to life?