There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death, Proverbs 14:12. It has a wide gate, and a broad way, and leads to destruction, and many people go that way, Matthew 7:13.
So If you are searching for My path, and you find one that’s popular and it’s jam packed with people saying, come on, this road is so much fun, that’s not it. “My path is very narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it,” Matthew 7:14.
When you find My path for your life, a strange peace will envelope you, for a while there may be no one else on it, because only a few find it. It will sometimes be a very lonely road, but there will be that peace that you won’t understand, and as long as you have that peace you will know you are on the right path, Colossians 3:15.
There will be times you cannot see down the path at all and there will nothing but peace to go by, but that’s all you need. The road gets narrower when the finances are not at the gate, but keep going and all the things you need will be provided, Philippians 4:19.
There will be times that you will need to shut out every voice around you, even the most spiritual, in order to hear My still small voice. There will be very very narrow stretches where, “I will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet I will be your teacher will not hide Myself any more, but your eyes will constantly behold Me. 21 And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, when you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left I will be there,” Isaiah 30:20-21.
You can be sure these very, very narrow paths are deep inside enemy territory and you will be used to bring great harm to the kingdom of darkness, Luke 6:23.
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.