Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
By making the right choice we found the way that leads to eternal salvation, the abundant life. It was the condition of our heart that caused us to turn in the right direction. It was not something that you toss a coin, and if it's heads you go this way and tails the other way. Many people are deceived about which way to turn, because the other path has more traffic on it, but somehow your heart was prepared to find the narrow path.
The problem we as Christians have, though, is that we are all like sheep that have a tendency to go astray from time to time and we lose sight of the path that continually leads in the direction of the Lord's mercy and fruitfulness. It is only as we stay on the straight and the narrow that we continually receive encouragement, refreshing and strength to go on.
Most Christians could probably be divided up into two categories. Those who are running the race with fervency and zeal and bearing fruit, some 100 fold, some 60 fold and some 30 fold; and there are those who are worn out, tired and disillusioned. Major sin still persists in your life, you get prayed for, but there is little or no victory. Those of you who are running with zeal and fervency are walking in victory with a confidence that nothing can hold you back. What's the difference? The difference is the path. The Bible tells us to ponder the path of our feet.
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
As Christians there are two paths that we continually come in contact with each and every day of our lives. One is the path of self-gratification and the other is the path of self-denial.
Which path do you find yourself on most often or which path is your life being shaped by? It depends which one you spend most of your time on.
The choices we make each day of our lives determine which path we will spend our time on. In you endeavor to walk in the Spirit on the path of life there is a continuous struggle between the Spirit and the flesh. Therefore it is very important to ponder the path of your feet.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish