Matt. 7:14:For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
If you’ve ever played Bud Hill in Memphis, Hole #1 is a great visual example of this verse. The basket is out in the open and a straight shot from the tee pad. It looks easy and it is, except for the first few yards! The first part of the fairway is tree lined on both sides and fairly narrow. Playing this hole is similar to our walk with Christ and trying to lead a Christian life.
So here you are on the Tee Pad, you’ve visualized the flight plan for your disc, your stance is set, you reach back-run up, and let it rip! You just know this is an easy deuce or possibly an ACE shot. Then all of the sudden your disc nicks a branch overhanging the fairway and now you’re in the parking lot. OUT OF BOUNDS with a penalty shot. It happens to us all, I’ve seen some of the best players mess up this easy looking hole because of its narrow gateway.
As in Disc Golf our life can quickly go from being a Duece to a Bogey. We make all kinds of plans and preparations and then something we don’t plan on happening seems to make everything go bad. It happens to everyone, we make mistakes, pick a wrong path in life, or just simply decide to disobey God. I personally have made those wrong decisions and got off course, but through the forgiving love of Jesus he changed me and got me back on course. I still struggle with things in life everyday, but when I choose the straight and narrow path Jesus has provided for us I can overcome these struggles.
What do we find we take the narrow path and step through the small gate? We find Eternal Life in Heaven. There’s only one way to receive this awesome gift. We must first repent of our sins and ask Jesus to be our personal Savior. Once we’ve accepted Jesus we find that getting through that narrow fairway in life is a lot easier and more rewarding.