Life in the minority
Narrow is the way By Don Short
you should want to be a part. Who are they and why does it matter?
1– In Numbers 13 and 14, we have the story of the 10 children of Israel that spied out the land that God was going to give them. Two spies, Caleb and Joshua, saw their future as God had promised, but the eight other spies could not grasp that vision. They only saw insurmountable obstacles and fear. Their fear spread to the multitudes and they began to yearn for the familiarity of their past, a past filled with bondage and absent of God’s vision for the future. Fear of the future can quickly shift to yearning for the familiarity of the past, no matter how painful it may have been. I want to be part of the minority, the two that recognized God’s promise, and move forward and possess it for myself and my family.
2– In Luke 17 we have the story of 10
lepers. All came to Jesus desiring to be healed. Jesus instructed them to go and show themselves to the priest. Following the instructions of Jesus, all 10 were healed. Nine went on their way, but one returned with a grateful heart to give thanks to Jesus for His healing. I want to be part of the minority, the one who recognized the gift that Jesus gave him, and respond with a grateful heart.
3 – In Matthew 7:13-14 ASV, Jesus tells His followers: “Enter ye in by the narrow
gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.” The way of life is a narrow way. Jesus also taught that if we acknowledge Him in all our ways, He will direct our path. I want to seek the path that God has for me and stay away from the large groups that are on a journey
BODY & SOUL
There are three minorities in the Bible that
to nowhere, which always leads to destruction. In reflection of your life, where do you find yourself in the majority or the minority? Do you want to be the one who seeks the future that God desires for us? The one who is grateful for God’s blessings, the one who seeks the narrow way by acknowledging God with his life? I challenge you today to become part of these minorities and watch as God changes, blesses and leads your life. Every day we must choose. Choose well! Your future is in your hands and in God’s hands to the degree you allow. May God bless you on your journey! Don Short and his wife reside in Acadiana. He is a licensed Christian counselor.
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