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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 the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.  Matthew 7:13-14 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.I was at a complete standstill.

On a recent trip to New York City, I was stuck in traffic outside of a tunnel. Cars traveled in every direction, attempting to merge into the correct lane to enter the tunnel. Tempers flared and horns honked. The entire scene was frantic and chaotic because everyone tried to choose their own path to reach the same destination.

Life is similar. Each of us goes about life in our own lane. We may not even pay attention to the things or people around us. This type of aimless movement leads to a dead end. God reminded me in that moment that I need to merge into His lane in order to avoid chaos in my life.

Scripture says the gate that leads to righteousness and a life that honors God is narrow. Jesus gave us these words out of caution because He knew we would be enticed by many roads. Sadly, only a few will choose their road wisely. But our choice has significance. One road leads to life while the other ends in destruction.

If we are in a lane leading to our own destination, we must lean in and merge into God’s plan for our life. Only then will we find our true purpose and the ultimate reward of heaven. God will send signs, but we must follow His guidance. If the way seems unclear, we can stop and ask Him for directions. He is always there to lead us down the right road.

Determine which lane you are in. If you are in the wrong lane, ask God to guide you into the right one.

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Jennifer Stengel-Mohr

Jennifer Stengel-Mohr grew up in New York but moved to Pennsylvania in search of a quieter life. There, she began her ministry. Her passion is helping others know the power of the Lord in their life. Jennifer has spoken at several women’s ministry retreats and events. She is a wife, mother, and linguistics professor who enjoys using the arts to connect people, language, and the gospel.