I was walking home from church yesterday and used the time to have a conversation with the Lord. As I approached an overpass, I commented to the Lord how level and straight the pathway was. “Is this how narrow the path is that leads to heaven Lord?” I commented how it was wide enough to allow me and one other person to walk comfortably side by side. As I put my feet upon the path, I thought more. Along side the overpass was a guardrail and a fence. I chuckled thinking, “There are no guardrails on the path to heaven, are there Lord? We can wander off the path any time we choose. It's not a wise choice, but it's one we can freely make.” Then I thought, “To go off the path here, I'd have to hop up on the guardrail and then climb the fence (that curved in at the top), so it would take great effort for me to get over to the other side.”
So we must understand that although we don't have any guardrails or fences along the sides of the path we're on, that doesn't give us license to wander off and do our own thing. We're on this path because God called us and we answered that call. We can just as easily find ourselves traveling down another path if take our eyes off Jesus. Stay strong. Keep the faith. When the enemy comes up along side the path and begins showing you those things that begin stirring up sin in your life, stop, rebuke him, get on your knees or on your face, seek the Lord and His strength. Then get up and let God be a strength to others through you and the battles He has fought with you. God causes you to mature with each battle you win and the more you grow in the Lord, the more He can use you to affect the lives of so many others.