April 18, 2024

Bob Maas
“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 a few find it."
Matthew 7:13-14

Numerous times I have stumbled and fell by taking the wrong fork in the road. Usually It was because I took the easy way where the road had been paved or worn smooth because it was the course the world chose.

Early in my walk with the Lord I would get angry and upset with myself about my failure, realizing that I had made a bad choice. It took many years for me to comprehend that my frustration was my ego creating a lot of drama to draw attention to myself.

All God was looking for from me was a simple confession of my sin and a return to following Jesus. Beating myself up over a failure only keeps me preoccupied with my mistake and robs me of precious time I could be enjoying with Him.

I am truly grateful that when I do have a momentary lapse of being consciously aware of His presence, I can return to Him without having to feel any denigration or condemnation.

I pray that God will help me take the road less worn when I come to a fork in the road.