Hey guys! Welcome back to Two Girls With A Mission! I know we’ve been kind of all over the place lately, but I hope you’ll continue to stick with us through this transition. I promise we’ll get back to normal eventually. 😉 Today I’m going to write around Psalm 144:4. This verse says, “For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.” The “they” in the verse is us as humans. So, what this verse is saying is our lives are so short that they’re like “a breath of air”. Inhale, and exhale… See how quick that was? It took no time at all to breathe that one breath, and that is how fast our lives are compared to our eternity.
So… what matters more to you? The one breath of air or your eternity? See, if we take advantage of that one breath, that one chance we have at life, and we don’t serve Jesus and we just live how we want to then we’ll spend eternity burning in the fires of hell. You can be the sweetest, most genuine, caring person, but if you didn’t dedicate your life God then none of it mattered because on that day of judgement, God won’t look at your actions; He’ll look at the heart you did them with. We have to look towards our eternity to decide how we want to live..
Imagine you’re walking through the woods on a hike. You come to a point on the trail where it splits into two paths. One looks rocky, it has tons of hills, and it’s dark, scary and narrow at some points. The other path looks smooth, flat, and it’s wide with plenty of room to walk through. Now imagine that there is a sign in between the two paths. It says that if you take the wide, smooth path that it’ll be an easy walk. Nothing in the way to stop you or to restrict you. It says that the narrow, rocky path will be hard. The long walk to the end of the path will be treacherous and the hills will be steep. Most people who see you on that trail will mock you and laugh at you for taking it.
But there’s more on the sign… It says that at the end of the narrow path that there is a reward. It’s a place of relaxation, peace, and happiness from your difficult walk. It says that if you take the wide path you will receive nothing at the end. The walk will have been easy for you so you deserve no reward. You didn’t have the courage, faith, nor patience to take the difficult road that would lead you to peace. So, which path will you choose? Some of you might say, “Well of course I’d choose the difficult path. It has a reward at the end that I’d love to receive!”
But… what if I told you that if you got tired of walking the narrow path that you could just get onto the wide path at any time you wanted? If you got onto the wide path in the middle of the difficult one you would feel miserable, though. There would be a void in your heart that you couldn’t fill, not even if you tried your hardest. For some reason you feel like the narrow, hard, rocky, hill-contaminated path was the ONLY thing that would heal your broken heart. Would you still get onto the easy path just for some relief, yet the feeling of misery?
These two paths are Christianity, the hard, narrow path with a reward, and a life full of sin, the wide, smooth path with no reward and suffering. Matthew 7:13-14 says, “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.” In this short, short life that we live which path will you choose? The decision is more important than you may know.
If you choose Christianity, your life, the “breath of air”, will be harder than most people’s but the reward when you die is so much greater than ANY reward or pleasure on earth. If you choose the life of pleasing yourself and not the Lord you will be miserable for forever because not only will you die and go to hell but you’ll have a void in your heart that only God can fill. You must choose the right path or you will be eternally separated from joy, peace, and love. When the hills you have to climb come your way, don’t jump onto the path of destruction. The reward the hard work will gain you is worth the effort. Choose Christianity in this short life. The reward is worth every heartache, every ounce of persecution, and every earthly struggle you may go through.
If you have chosen to jump onto the path of destruction after living the tough life of Christianity, I encourage you with this: Don’t give up on God. He’s there every step of the way even if you don’t feel His presence. His love for you will NEVER fail and He will always allow you to get back on the right path. You can always find your way back home if you dig back into the word; He will lead you back to where you need to be.
Thank you so much for reading what I had to say today! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. I put a link at the end of this to a video I’d like you to watch at some point. Some of you may have seen it before but it never hurts to watch it again. 🙂 Choose the right path. It may be difficult, but it sure is worth it in the end.
Show the World His Love,
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