Proverbs 16: 8: Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. KJV
Frank Sinatra had a great song in MY WAY, but when it comes to the Christian life, that’s a great big fulltime NO!
Maybe you’ve met a “my way” person on your job. You’ve been there for 15 years, have a degree in the subject at hand, and the new hire proceeds to try to undermine you with the boss. This is asking for trouble. Many good workers have been let go because of an undermining influence in the business world. Frequently the company boss learns a little later that he too is beginning to see signs of being undermined. This is common in the secular world, but should never happen in the Christian realm. However, it does happen, quite often.
The Bible tells us in James 4: 10, to humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift us up. James 4: 6: says, God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Who couldn’t use more grace?
There was a guy in a church in another state where we lived, who wanted to be seen. He had a real gift and could’ve gone a long way for the Lord in ministry, but he didn’t want to go through the process. He felt his pastor didn’t give him enough pulpit time, so he started meeting with a few couples in the church bad mouthing the pastor in a very veiled manner. After a little time had passed, he led those people out of that church and started his own church down the street. Not only did that endeavor fail in a very short time, but most of the couples backslid and stopped going to church totally. The young man who led this exodus is no longer serving the Lord. This is a very sad story, but it happens over and over. The church he left is doing very well and is still under the leadership of the same pastor. As you can see, one man was resisted and the other given grace.
We are living in the last days. There will be false teachers coming among us in many cases. Stay close to God and His Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth, showing you the false from the true, the profane from the holy. Be very careful whom you follow. We are to study our Bible and learn the truth of God. The truth will set you free. Jesus is our True North. His path isn’t always the easiest to walk. It’s a narrow way as He told us. Being a follower of Christ is easy if you truly love Him and want to do His will for your life. I loved my husband and I trusted that he would never lead me the wrong way. I knew he wouldn’t, because I knew him and I knew he loved me. It’s the same with Christ, I know Him and I know He loves me. He loves you too and will never lead you astray. If you don’t know Him, ask Him into your heart today, and then study about Him. The more you know Him, the more you’ll love Him, and the more you love Him, the more you’ll trust Him. So, to wrap this up, I’ll simply say, don’t try to do it your way, strive to do it His way, and you will be a success in all you do. Until next time!
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