Matthew 7:13-14 KJV
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
For some unknown reason, I believe this verse means that narrow minded people chose a wide path.
Broad minded and/or open minded people choose a narrow path.
I believe people who choose the wide path have less learning, less growing and become spiritually challenged. They avoid obstacles and bumps. They become narrow minded thinking they are getting some where fast but instead are on a path to no where; always hiding behind a trial or avoiding an obstacle. They believe happiness comes from avoidance. That is what makes people narrow minded.
I believe thinkers, the broad minded can see the end of the narrow path beyond the bumps and hills and trials. We have vision and drive and focus. We can see the distance is shorter on the narrow path and don’t mind seeing hills. We are born with strength. We just know that each bump is an opportunity for growth. Unfortunately, few find this path.
You know what is awesome about the narrow, bumpy path? The view from the top. What an awesome reward. The more bumps there are, the smarter we get, and the better the view. We gain strategic knowledge of life. We live better lives because we know how it ends. It doesn’t matter our circumstance. We play king of the mountain with ourselves no matter what. Don’t you see? The top of the hill/trial lets us see the end of the path. It is inspiration and motivation to keep going. I believe people who choose the bumpy, straight and narrow path become spiritually mature.
When we travel is it not more entertaining to take the road less traveled and stop along the way to see cool stuff or are you more interested in avoiding the stops and missing out in the adventure.
Do you see what I mean? Narrow minded people want the broad path. Broad minded people want the narrow path.
So what kind of mind do you have?