Doing things your way? Having thing your way? We must ask the question is my way the best way. It’s my way or the highway attitude could lead to many a wrong decision. The song “My Way” was written by Paul Anka expressly for Frank Sinatra at Frank’s request here are some of the words in that song.
And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and ev’ry highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way
It’s that final curtain, it’s I did it my way, that concerns me. There was a man in the book of Genesis by the name of Cain and we read of him doing it his way and his way cost his brother his life. Then in the New Testament we read of a man name Judas and he too did it his way. He received some money for doing it his way but it also cost him his life. I’m not sure that doing things my way is the correct way of doing things. There are plans for almost everything I can think of. If one is to build a house there is a plan to go by it is called a blue print? If a large sky scraper is to be built there are also blue prints that those who are building it must go by. Why should we think that there’s not a plan or blue print for our lives as well? God has left us a plan book called the Bible and in our Bible we shall find the answer to our most difficult problems. Unfortunately if we decide to do thing our way we can only expect misery.
Exodus 32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Here we read of a group of people who had seen God at work but we read that they quickly got out of the way that God had planned for them and began to worship a molten calf; in other words they did it their way. Then there were some that when they had an opportunity they returned and corrupted themselves by serving other gods; they too did it their way.
Judges 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselvesmore than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
It looks to me when people start doing things their way it always leads to trouble. When you and I take advice from ourselves and do things just because we want too we are headed in the wrong direction. I can remember in my teen years my brother and I with some other boys said some things to a teacher; without doubt we were in the wrong. My Dad was very upset with my brother and I; he punished us for our actions which we rightly deserved. After many weeks of not doing or going anywhere my Dad came to my brother and I and told us that if we would go and apology to the man that he would return our freedom. My brother did but I refused to because I wanted it my way and my stubborn way cost me many more weeks of punishment. God gives you and me a choice. We can do it our way if we like for He loves us that much or we can do it His way which is far more rewarding. Which path are we on “my way” or “God’s way?”