Do you know the amount of conscious decisions an average adult make each day is about 35,000? As the world constantly changes, many of us try our best to fit into the environment that we are in. We go on Google then type “what should I wear for my interview?”, “how to impress my boss,” and “ten minutes exercise to build abs”…… We try to get people to like us more by changing our appearances, the way we act in front of people, or sometimes we change our beliefs just to fit in.
In today’s society, we talk about changes to improve the quality of lives and to upgrade ourselves. The fear of not fitting in sometimes lead us into going with the flow even if the flow is against our values. We want to feel included and hip rather than old fashion. We are afraid of not fitting in with the rest of world.
God gives us free will to make decisions for our lives, we are responsible for the average 35,000 decisions that we make everyday. “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” (Matthew 7:13-14). Certainly, more people will choose to go through the wide gate or going with the flow because it is easier. But God commands us to walk the narrow road, which means to make righteous decisions by following God’s words.
Salmons work really hard to swim upstream against the flow until they die. Only dead salmons go with the flow. It’s okay to be different from the rest and have your own voice. The struggle is real because not going with the flow might be comfortable. It’s okay because God has already told us that it will not be an easy path, and this path leads us to life. A life that God blesses and a life that pleases God.