The Narrow Way

“The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.” Proverbs 13:3 HCSB

I’ve really been struggling lately in how to handle a certain situation. It’s one of those “darned if you do-darned if you don’t,” type situations. One, if I’m not careful, my heart full of emotion could lead my mouth in a direction to a point of no return. So, I’ve prayed. And prayed. And prayed. As soon as I read today’s verse, I knew I’d received my answer but I didn’t like it.

“Wait a minute, Lord, but you don’t understand. I need to…” You see, even though I’d been praying for the Lord’s guidance, I’d really kind of already made up my mind how I was going to handle the situation. This is where disciplined obedience comes into play. Am I going to heed God’s warning through scripture or ignore it? I think my prayer for today is now, “God give me your strength to carry out your will.”

Have you ever been in a similar situation? Maybe you are right there with me this morning….wanting to go your own way instead of HIS. The Lord never said HIS way was going to be easy….

Matthew 7:13-14(NKJV)

The Narrow Way

13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Have a Tight-Lip Friday! Avoid destruction and remain in HIS footsteps which will lead us through that narrow gate. Pray for me as I will you.

Melanie Kern

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