God laid the road; but it’s our choice to travel it or not. If we decide to go His way, we have to be determined to reach its destination, because exits are there to tempt us to change our scenery; smell some different flowers; and do a little exploring.
Sinful pleasures next exit!
When we exit, we think we’re free—no restrictions. Newsflash: That’s not freedom; that’s captivity—masked as freedom. We become slaves to the evil strongholds waiting at those exits. Of course, they first appear to be harmless and friendly like most addictions and obsessions. Although once we’re captured, those spirits show their true unrelenting nature. Some people never find their way back. My advice:
“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. (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV)
If you are on God’s road you are special, because His road is so narrow that only a few people will recognize it as the way. Nothing is worth you losing your elite standing. However, without God you’re like all the other prey that the enemy exploits. Sure God’s road can get rough; but you haven’t really seen rough until you exit. Remember Jesus overcame the world. (John 16:33) There’s absolutely nothing on His road your faith in Him can’t withstand.
- Fear not, I am with you. (Isaiah 41:10)
- The battle is Mine not yours. (2 Chronicles 20:15)
- If I am with you, who can be against you. (Romans 8:31)
If you’re not on God’s road, you’re lost.
If you’re on God’s road, don’t exit—Keep driving forward!
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.
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