I Have a Challenge For You and Me

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 narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

Mathew 7:13-14

This is a popular scripture that I’ve heard a million times but I never marinated in until today as I was making choices

Waking early verses sleeping in

Making husbands breakfast verses. letting him do it

Giving graciously verses not giving

working happily verses working miserably

Laundry verses Internet

Playing with kids verses being too busy

Broccoli verses cupcakes

Spending Time with God verses doing all the other stuff you HAVE to do.

I’m sure these aren’t the choices you had to make this morning but I know you had to make choices!

Are you choosing the narrow path?

When pondering this question I don’t think I am, but I WANT TO!  I want to choose the narrow path, and not go by what EVERYONE else is doing.  If narrow is the gate and difficult is the way I want to be on it and I’m going to take this next week to make the difficult choice. I will rely on God to guide me and give me strength to do what I DON’T want to do and the best challenge for me is will I do it with joy?

So I hope someone will join me in making the tougher choices and by next Saturday will we be better or worse because of it?

Who’s with me?

Love, Shannon

4 thoughts on “I Have a Challenge For You and Me

  1. Tara says:

    Shannon. What a great reminder and challenge! With the Gods Spirit , I am in! 🙂 thanks for continuing to share all these nuggets that God reveals to you!

  2. Kerri says:

    Shannon, I am in! And just having this thought in my head will make it a tad bit easier! A little helpful hint I try and use at home and at work, when things don’t seem quite “fair” and maybe the work load seems a little more than others 😉 I say to myself, I am not doing this for “so and so” I am doing this for The Lord! Some how it always make the laundry a little easier lol!

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