everywhere I go I begin to see so clearer what Jesus was talking about when He wrote in Matthew 7:13-14
“enter through the narrow gate. the gate is wide and the road is wide that leads to hell, and many people enter through that gate. but the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to true life. only a few people find that road”
it is becoming so common to follow the life style of others, to change your standards and morals to conform to those around you. no one wants to stand out, be different, have to constantly be conscious of how they are acting, to continually explain why they do certian things and why they don’t do what others are doing. many are on the road that leads to death and i can see how it can be so inviting-it’s the way most people are going and everyones riding the same way. As you live, work, hang out and see others doing certain things and seem to have no sort of conviction in doing so, we have more ways to justify(not even to others but to ourselves) why we are doing such things because those around us aren’t showing us any different. I believe it is either we stand for something, standing in all truths, in what we believe and not wavering in such things or we can fall to anything.
how can you as an individual stand apart from such things? how can you make a difference in the world you are standing in?
In Matthew 6:10
“May your Kingdom come, and what you want be done, here on earth as it is in heaven”
is the Lords Kingdom being shown through you? is what He desires to be done, being done through the life you are living? the character you are striving to grow and build?
How can those walking down the wrong path see the right way if we the Kingdom people are slowly becoming as everyone else? How can those people be shown different if no one is there to represent the truth?
As I walk on..through this life, I hope to be a Kingdom bringer. I hope to always represent my Lord honourably and glorify Him. If I follow the way of the world or those around me, I know I will do the opposit and that is not what I stand for.
“Lord, I pray so deeply that I may be a Kingdom bringer, into all I do, may you shine through me-even the depths of my being, may I live within your Kingdom, standing in all truth even when hard. I trust in you-may your will be done, forgive me for the times I have conformed to those around me-through your divine strength rise me above and may I be the new light others need to see”