Whose way?


I love Andre Rieu.  Last night my husband and I sat down to relax with one of his DVDs.  One of the songs performed was “My Way” from Frank Sinatra.  “Old Blue Eyes” as he was affectionately known.  For the first time in my life (and I have watched that DVD many times), the words of the song struck me as odd.  Don’t get me wrong – it’s beautiful.  But somehow last night, the words spoke to me in a different way.

Here are the lyrics:

And now, the end is near, 
And so I face the final curtain. 
My friends, I’ll say it clear; 
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain. 
I’ve lived a life that’s full – 
I’ve travelled each and every highway. 
And more, much more than this, 
I did it my way. 
Regrets? I’ve had a few, 
But then again, too few to mention. 
I did what I had to do 
And saw it through without exemption. 
I planned each charted course – 
Each careful step along the byway, 
And more, much more than this, 
I did it my way. 
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew, 
When I bit off more than I could chew, 
But through it all, when there was doubt, 
I ate it up and spit it out. 
I faced it all and I stood tall 
And did it my way. 
I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried, 
I’ve had my fill – my share of losing. 
But now, as tears subside, 
I find it all so amusing. 
To think I did all that, 
And may I say, not in a shy way – 
Oh no. Oh no, not me. 
I did it my way. 
For what is a man? What has he got? 
If not himself – Then he has naught. 
To say the things he truly feels 
And not the words of one who kneels. 
The record shows I took the blows 
And did it my way. 
Yes, it was my way.

Which way are you living today?  Your way or God’s way?  May we not miss heaven just because we insisted on doing everything our way.  May we heed God’s word and start living His way!


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