Quite true and this is why my own father was always right when he told me you need to have a routine and discipline to follow through at all times on your responsibilities and obligations to God and then yourself and others! Being fallen broken children it is a natural reflex almost to seek the path of least resistance just like electricity does when a broken power line arcs and finds the quickest path to ground!
But as spiritual human beings we should learn that the right path is not always and usually isn’t the easiest or most direct; it requires character, stamina and an unshakable determination to accomplish what is right, regardless of the personal sacrifice or pain! We are all fallen and have a long way to climb to get to the summit!
I know these things but still I must pray hard not to lose my footing and slip again as I have countless times, but so thankfully Jesus was there to make sure I didn’t fall, God always knowing what is best for me, but in my case the climb has gotten much more difficult the closer to the summit I have gotten, yet still trusting that I can make it there!
“It’s not over till the fat lady sings” and we’re not “home free” until we are actually with God in His glory!
But regardless of all these trials and tribulations “the greatest gift and opportunity is still before me” as I take each breath and step; I know this so I climb!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III