Is it really that bad?

Matthew 7: 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

I have always heard it said that some people would rather float upstream than to do what they are told to do, is that really a bad idea? I know in this life all we have to do is look around at what is truly going on. Things may look great and fun but they come with a hefty price, are you willing to pay that price? Your family, your health, even your soul. The gate is wide and the road is broad, why? I think because of the masses running to that gate, running to destruction. The road is well worn down and less resistant. The road signs are pleasing to look at and with bright lights and good feelings even if only temporary. The other gate is small and the road is narrow. This road leads to life, and when you find it, it leads to a life that is full. It has an abundance of goodness, there is no sorrow attached to this.  The reason most don’t want to take this road is because there is resistance, it takes effort to take this road. Through blood, sweat and tears you walk on this road. It comes with self denial, you know that there are things that you want and you must put your priorities in the right order. There are thorns and stickers, you must watch where you put your feet. The gate is small, the size of a small child because in order to get into the kingdom of heaven, you must have child like faith. I have had small children and they remind me of this very thing, small children are not afraid to take off down a path with stickers and rocks. They are not afraid of a lot of things that adults tend to run from. Adults tend to go the path of less resistance but small children they don’t care , they go for it. Then they go through small openings, and we find that we can’t go there, we can’t get in. So I must ask, is it really that bad?

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