Thursday, December 5, 2019

I Did It My Way

"Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."
1 Corinthians 1:10 (NKJV)

Frank Sinatra made the song "My Way" one of his signature songs after he first sang it in the 1960s.  The focus of the song is not hard to figure out as the title says it all, "My Way".  "I want to do things my way", may not necessarily be what people say, but it is quite obvious that this is what they mean with how they live their life.  Some people have the idea that their way is the best way and they are not always open to other ideas, even if the other idea might compliment their own.

So often, people are more focused on their way as the main way, or even only way, of doing things.  On the one hand, it is good to an have idea about what you need to do and to stay with that.   But on the other hand, doing things your own way all of the time is very limiting.  For some people, no ideas outside of their own really exist, at least no good ideas.  This attitude and way of thinking is contrary to what we see in the Bible; throughout the Bible we see the idea of unity.

Christians should be joined together with the idea that God's plans and purposes come first.  Some believers push their methods or ideas exclusively without realizing there is strength in unity where people move forward together with a common purpose.  This does not mean that we have to compromise, or that one person or group dominates others and their opinions; but as Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:10, there should not be divisions among believers.  Rather than each of us singing "I did it my way", we need to sing in unison, "we did it God's way". 

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