You insist on doing things your own way. You’re determined to figure life out. You seek answers. You try solutions. Solutions that come from your own ideas, thoughts and plans. Satan tells you that you are mature enough to solve your own problems and you believe him. You stay on that self-destructive broad road running from life.
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad and its gate is wide for many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
Life. What is it, more importantly, where is it?
LIFE IS SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND YOU CAN ONLY FIND IT ON THE NARROW ROAD WITHIN YOU.
Whenever you look for security, love or self-worth on the outside you’re on the broad road the scripture talks about. Many people take this road because it’s easier and less painful to look outside themselves than to look within. It’s impossible to find the road to life unless you know yourself. Your true self. Click to Tweet.
What makes the road to life narrow is most people have a distorted view of themselves. They see themselves only through their defects or shortcoming, searching only for their faults. Not liking what they find, they build this false image of themselves through pride and never addressing their real issue of insecurity and fear. Change involves overcoming fear.
We all have personality traits we’re not proud of but we can only change what we acknowledge. Self-honesty is the virtue that gets you on this righteous narrow road and begin the process of getting beneath the surface of who you really are.
With self-honesty you’ll discover that self-love, kindness, and forgiveness had been under those defects and shortcoming of yours for years. You’ll discover your defects make up only a part of who you are.
How do you begin to learn being honest with yourself many people ask me. By going to the one who is the truth; God. He taught me by writing a journal. The more I wrote honesty about my feelings, thoughts and actions the more freedom I had. Being honest with myself brought me closer to God then I learned to accept myself on a deeper level.
Self-honesty was something I had to grow into because I had deceived myself for so long listening to all the lies the devil told me. There is only one way to life and that’s through death. Everyday we must die to self-will by being honest with ourselves.
There’s no need to run looking outside yourself for what you can only find within. God’s Words bring life. His Words brings light. His Words bring love, peace and joy so why run anywhere else except to God? My next post I will teach you how choosing life starts in your mind and with what you tell yourself.