It’s Because He is God.
There is nothing I can do to earn His love or His grace, yet He gives them to me. My desire is to use everything He has put inside of me. My hope is that I will have the courage and stamina to use my gifts according to His will. My prayer is that my life will be a reflection of His goodness. He has given us free will, including the will to choose him and the will to say yes or no to our life-purpose.
I am desperate to live a life pleasing to Him. I am desperate to live out my calling. When I was a little girl, my grandmother in Ecuador asked, “if there is a wide road and a narrow road, which one will you choose?”, I said “the wide one”. She said, “No mijita, you will choose the narrow road, thats the road that leads to life. Everyone will want to choose the wide road, but you are different.” I had no idea what she meant. I had no idea what she was talking about at the time. It is amazing how even as a child my choices were led by what was most appealing. We are taught that ‘bigger is better’, the ‘more the merrier’, but to God who created us uniquely in his image, exclusivity is valued.
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
The narrow road comes with its unexpected twists and turns, but you always, always, always know where you will finish. You can be secure that the one leading you will not leave you alone. I am aware that this path is not a common one, nor an easy one. My prayer is that my life be a reflection of the God who saved my life, and that because of my walk, others will choose the narrow road too.