Your Way or God’s Way?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A song made popular in the 1960s described the feelings of an older man as he looked back on his life. He remembered joys and sorrows. Victories and defeats. Good times and bad times. Admitting mistakes, he realized he could have done some things better. But, with a sense of satisfaction, he spoke with certainty of one thing: That he lived his way.

The song’s message rang true with many people, becoming a kind of anthem for those wanting to live in their own way. With this attitude, they felt no need to be concerned how others reacted. They felt like masters of their own destiny, defiantly living according to their own rules. It didn’t matter if there was a God, or if He had given them His Word.

Many people in ancient Judah were like this, stubbornly clinging to their own will. They didn’t really care about God’s Word. It didn’t matter if, in His sight, there was a right way, and a wrong way. That He had a plan for every person. But God knew that these people were foolish. How little they really understood. How much they needed to listen to Him.

Many people, even Christians, continue to try to chart their own course. To do things “their own way.” Many are proud of this determination. But all of us need to remember our limits. That we all “see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT).

In your life, remember that the key to meaning and fulfillment is to trust God. To let Him direct your path. Remember. He is Your Creator! Seek to live according to His timeless Word. Cry out for His wisdom. Listen to His Spirit. Learn His ways.