‘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’
I was reading through Matthew trying to find another piece of scripture and I stumbled upon Matthew 7:13. If you read the post last week then you may vaguely remember me asking for your help in reaching out to more people who commute by sharing this blog.The exits at Grand Central Station from the tracks to the main concourse are narrow. We all filter through them, albeit slowly, especially on the lower level. That’s the image I have from the passage in Matthew. But according to the scripture only a few will find their way through the narrow gate but that’s not to say we should give up!
I think the corporate world can be the wider gate, the path to destruction. And sometimes I feel like I’m on it. The wider path is quicker, like a 6 lane highway. I speed through it on a mission that’s all about me and I’m going too fast to care about anyone else at work and even my family. My wife shouts as I zoom by…” Don’t forget the girl’s concert next Tuesday”. But Tuesday is gone because I’m going too fast. I’ve already missed it. Going too fast means I can get lost and confused. God may be speaking to me but I’m going too fast to hear Him or see Him. But when I slow down and take the narrower road I notice Him more. I have more time for Him and his word. And I have more time for my family and others. I also feel more at peace and that feels god. I’m on a plane now. It’s going fast but I’ve slowed down. I pray for continuing peace and that when I get to Heathrow airport I can keep going slowly through that narrow gate even in the rush hour tomorrow morning!
Heavenly Father, I pray that we can all slow down even if we’re doing your work. Let us notice what you have for us Lord. And not let one of your precious gifts to us, pass us by – Amen!