There is a road…. Of course we are all on it and from what the Bible tells us, the narrow road is the one we must choose to enter the kingdom of God. But, when your on that narrow road of life, reading the word and then applying it to your life our flesh gets in our way, sin gets in our way. We know we are going to fall it’s a certainty.
So, what drives our decisions? Or are they decisions? Maybe they are just reactions to our feelings and emotions. In this world we are conditioned to be impatient, our lives are hectic, we don’t have time to sort things out, think things out, we have time to react based on our feelings. From everything to how we eat, deal with stress, temptation. It’s all based on how we might be feeling that particular day. The one thing that I have learned is that our feelings are not of our spirit, but of our flesh, even in the good reactions to situations MOST times we are reacting in a kind, patient way because someone is watching, or it might get us something we find valuable such as a promotion or attention from someone we admire. By no means am I saying every act that we accomplish has an ulterior motive, but face it, that is the world we live in. The ” ME” centered world.
We need to start making decisions in our life and follow through with them. When we say our marriage vows, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, we need to mean what we are saying. We need not run at the first hint of something that might make us feel uncomfortable, something that wasn’t planned on. Life is full of twists and turns, and if someone told you today what your life would be like in 10 years, you would swear they were wrong. If we continue to base our lives on what feels good, ” Hey you only live once”. I deserve to be happy, as we are overindulging in everything that strikes our fancy. We are in big trouble, oh wait, we are already there.
God calls us to walk in his ways, which are definitely not our ways. But, we must strive to be like him everyday, and it won’t be easy. But, the real matter is when our flesh passes away, our spirit does not, it lives on. So, yes we only live once, but it’s eternal. I know that if I want to spend my eternity with my Lord, I must walk the narrow road, but while on that road I have to weigh my decisions not my emotions.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.