Spiritually. Do you walk on your path thinking that you will get to heaven your way? Have you heard about Jesus and walking in His footsteps like His disciples did? Which way will you go?
Many people today hear about Jesus and they hear a very restrictive message. One with all kinds of rules and things that you can’t do or shouldn’t do if you want to go to heaven. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me“, so what does that really mean? It means that if you want to go to heaven you have to believe in Him for your salvation and ask Him to change your heart so you can be an ambassador for Him!
If you are walking on your own path and your own ideas about being a good person and basing your salvation on being a good Christian who has been in church for their whole life, you will find yourself on a very slippery slope to hell. Doing “church” and being a good person or at least as good as the person next to you in the church is the devil’s deception. You have to pattern your life by following Jesus and asking Him to help you to be better than you were because only the Holy Spirit can make that change in your heart and your life. You can’t do it on your own!
When Jesus said that the pathway to heaven is narrow He meant exactly what He said. The road which leads people to hell but it looks like the road to heaven, that is the one that Satan is leading many people down. They go to church and give their tithes and they sing the songs and they study their Bibles on a certain night during the week but they aren’t being taught about the salvation that Jesus brings. They are being told that they can get to heaven doing just what they are doing and nothing more. They’re not being told that Jesus is the way to salvation and that He died to save them from hell. They’re not being taught that God provided the way to salvation through Jesus Christ because He is the only way for salvation.
The abundant life that Jesus promised is in eternity. We are not promised wealth or an easy life. Jesus said that we would face troubles in this life because of our faith in Him but He said “don’t be troubled because I have overcome the world“. Seek Him because He is your only way to gain access to eternity in heaven.