In Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus says to “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.”
It is clear that taking the wider and easy route is the popular choice. If we can avoid as many bumps in the road as possible, we believe our journey will be more pleasurable and hence more fulfilling.
However, this passage tells us that when we take this less popular path, the path where we need to step out in faith and squeeze through the uncomfortable tightness of the narrow gate, our feet are then placed on the pathway to eternal life.