Narrow Gate or Wide Gate?

Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it. have been thinking about this verse this week. It is so simple. There are but two ways,It dawned on me that I am walking in one of these ways daily. There is no middle way here. This really made me think more and meditate on this more. Jesus makes it so simple and I know that I make it so complex in my own life by not simply following what He says. I want my own way and there is continual war between my soul/my flesh and His Spirit.
It may seem there’s freedom in that way; and stands wide open to tempt us to go our way, walk in the way of our heart, and in the sight of our eyes; there are many paths in it; it leads to destruction. Eternal death, is at the end of it, everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.”
Narrow Gate: In the narrow way, we must go through a wilderness, self must be denied, the body kept under, no corruptions, daily temptations must be resisted; we must endure hardness, must wrestle, must watch in all things, and walk with care. We go We go through much tribulation. But the end is glorious; we will be united with our Savior!
The matter is, life and death, good and evil, are set before us daily; I have to choose each day which I will walk in.

What are my priorities?

Jesus said to another person, “Come, and follow me.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”  But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead. Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:59-62).
What does Jesus mean by ‘Let the dead bury their own dead?’ He was testing His disciple’s heart. Was the young man’s heart to follow after Him or the cares of the world? The situation Jesus was dealing with at the time involved an important decision a young follower of His had to face. The young man had to choose between remaining at home until his father died or leaving his home and family in order to follow the Master and enter into His Service.
We don’t know if the man’s father was in poor health, and it was uncertain how long he would live. The basic issue at stake was which has the higher priority: God or family? Jesus saw that the young man was ready for discipleship; therefore He said to Him, “Follow me; and allow the dead bury their own dead”. By this Jesus meant that the rest of the young man’s family would take care of their sick father and his funeral services. They probably were not believers and therefore were spiritually dead. They were perfectly fit to take care of their father’s needs. Rather than waiting around for his father to die and thus losing all opportunity for training under Christ’s instruction, the young disciple was to put first the call of God. “He who loves his father or mother more than me” said Jesus, “is not worthy of Me” in Matthew 10:37-38.
Luke 9:61, 62 “Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” We cannot serve God with reservation in our hearts; we are to give ourselves fully to Him.