Have you been knocking and seeking with all your might and strength in desperation?Have you been reading His Word and crying in prayer desperate for His Love? Do you wake up asking God this; “how can I be more like You today Jesus!!?”
There is hope. The path is narrow, but there is hope. Faith is an amazing gift of love and we should respond in continuing repentance and growing in love towards Christ and others (none of us has all of the good fruits perfectly and repentance goes at different rates for different people; but we should be growing at some rate!)
The church has been polluted by preaching according to what people want to hear. The path is narrow and there are sadly many people feeling secure who aren’t really on solid ground.
Always be willing to examine yourself for fruits. Galatians gives us a great model:
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
2 Corinthians 13:5
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”
How bad do you want Jesus Christ? How desperate are you for Him? What have you given up in your life for Him lately?