When the Narrow Way Feels Like a Tight Rope

For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Sometimes it seems that this narrow way that God ask us to walk is more like a tight rope.  Clumsily we walk, precariously balanced on what seems an impossibly thin cord.  While the world dances and gallivants around, we are stuck slowly walking, one foot in front of the other, tongue stuck out and hands thrust out at our sides.  I’ve found the  cure for this problem.  Here it is:

#1 Focus your eyes on Jesus.  You will find when your eyes are focused straight ahead on Him, your walk becomes balanced.  After all, the steps of the righteous man are ordered by God. Pray and constantly seek Him. Focusing on Jesus means focusing on the Word.  Carry verses with you that remind you of the character of God and His will for your life. As you focus on Him, you will fall in love and soon that walk will feel easy.  Remember how David felt about this walk as he focused on God: He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters

#2 Avoid Distractions Be devout with your focus.  If you turn to the right or the left, you will find yourself thrown off balance.  You, most certainly, cannot turn around.  Don’t dwell in the past.

Let your eyes look straight ahead,fix your gaze directly before you. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Prov 4:25

#3 Keep Moving Standing still on that tight rope will make staying on a LOT more difficult.  Even if you are moving slowly in your walk, stay steady. If you are not growing, you are dying (as my pastor says-and he’s right!).

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