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“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

– Acts 2:28

I will continue our discussion today about obstacles people face that prevent them from following God’s path. The second secret a person may not embrace is that the narrow road itself is part of the prize. What do you mean by the narrow road? The story of ten lepers in Luke 17 describes how Jesus encounters them during his travels and heals them. It’s typical for Jesus to heal someone by touching them and it’s done. But in this story Jesus instructed them, ” ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed.”  

It’s true for us too, when we’re called to do something for God, there is an “as they went” moment. It is true that the path that you are instructed to follow will not always be what you expected, but I find the actual path itself to be a prize in its own right. There’s nothing like the excitement of a dream and embracing the calling with hope. Embracing your path is a challenge that you face like a game. Along your roadmap you will experience personal growth and make friends along the way. Taking the journey to become the new and improved you is also the prize, so it isn’t as difficult as it seems.

Friend, you can recognize that there are easy roads, wide roads that lead to death, and parking lots with straight and perfect lines. But no one tells you the truth about the easy and wide road: it can be boring and unproductive. Today I am encouraging you to choose the narrow road and embrace the good path that is laid out for you by God

Prayer


Father, I need your help to embrace the good path you have laid out for me.

Reflection


Is the path that you’re instructed to follow not always what you expect? In the midst of this process, how do you still trust God?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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