"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 few will find it." -- Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
My Mom always told me, "There's more than one way to skin a cat." At first, I was confused and often found myself daydreaming on how I could actually skin a cat. Then I thought, "Why in the world would I want to do that? What does that even mean?" Later, she explained that everyone has options. There's more than one way to do anything or go anywhere. Whether it's going to school, going to work, doing a math problem, or cooking spaghetti, you'll always have options. With all the options I've had in my life, I won't say that I've always made great decisions; however, choosing Christ Jesus as Lord over my life, was the BEST decision I've ever made. Growing up in the Kingdom of God, I've learned that the only way to Heaven is through Him. In Matthew 7:14, Jesus said, "...small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only few will find it." I laugh now, because I never understood what the "narrow gate" was, even though I'd heard it a thousand times. As a young girl, it was all Greek to me. Church, the Scriptures, God, all of it. I might've stepped inside the House of God, but I had no idea who He really was. Now, as I'm reminded of John 14:6, everything makes sense. In John, Jesus told His disciples "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." This world is full of many paths that lead to destruction (Matt. 7:13), and it is up to you to make the right choice once you are taught the truth of God's word. So many people think that they are fine without Christ, that they can get by on their own; while those who say they know Him, love Him, and trust Him act the complete opposite. The cares of this world will choke you (Matt. 13:22), worries about tomorrow will distract you (Matt. 6:26, Matt. 6:34), and the stress of it all will kill you (because none of that is our job! Stay in your lane!)! It is only through Christ Jesus that we may find our way back to the Heavenly Father, on whom we should cast our every care (1 Peter 5:7). Christ is the narrow road that leads to life and life more abundantly.