Good morning everyone,
Have you ever tried to walk a tight rope? For some, it takes much practice to balance themselves on a rope suspended between two points. For others, they have a hard time balancing by simply walking. If you take that same approach and balance yourself on a small beam a few inches off the ground, for most, it is a fairly simple task. The higher you raise the beam, the more difficult it becomes in staying balanced. Distractions can be the demise of a tight rope walker or someone who works high above the ground on beams of a building. In a similar case, for those who take their eyes off the Lord, they can simply let distractions be their downfall. The same is true of the narrow gate that Jesus talks about in Matthew 7:13-14. 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 is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Isn't it interesting that the key to life is Jesus, but these verses say that few find Him? If you are walking a tight rope, balancing yourself on a beam, or entering into His gates, He needs to be the center of attention! Expertise is letting Jesus work through you by keeping your eyes on Him so that the distractions don't have you going through the wrong gate.
Your brother in Christ,