Some time back I wrote about running with the crowd.
Recently, I came across this scripture and was reminded, especially in this day and time, of the danger of choosing the road that is convenient and comfortable.
Come to God through the narrow gate, because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction—nearly everyone chooses that crowded road! The narrow gate and the difficult way leads to eternal life—so few even find it!
Matthew 7:13-14 TPT
That crowded road is crowded for a reason.
As a people, and human nature in general, we desire convenience and comfort.
We don’t want to wait too long, pay too much, walk too far, experience any pain, stop eating something that tastes good, but isnt good for us, miss out on a good deal, exercise (UGH) and the list goes on and on.
Anything that would deny what the flesh wants, delay gratification, or possibly put us in the pathway of pain, we don’t want it.
Yet, as believers, we were never called to an easy life.
We were never supposed to live a life of comfort.
The way to God, unfortunately, isn’t that crowded. Our walk with Christ isn’t easy.
[Many of us, however, don’t find this out until long after we’ve said, “Yes” to Christ.]
It’s the narrow gate and the difficult way that leads to life.
There’s a saying some of us may have heard our parents or a loved one tell us growing up:
Don’t follow the crowd.
That still remains true for us as believers today.
10 times out of 10, if you are on the crowded road, doing what the world is doing, while you may be surrounded by many, they (and you) are all headed to destruction.
Today, choose to go in the other direction, even as you are waiting.
As Robert Frost said, choose the road less traveled instead of the crowded road.
When you do, although not a life of comfort and convenience, (and filled with a whole lot of waiting) you are choosing life.
You are choosing Jesus.
And you will never go wrong with that!