"I'd Rather Be..."

When the Simon & Garfunkel song, “If I Could” came on the radio the other day it struck a chord. You know the one: “I’d rather be a hammer than a nail, if I could I surely would…” It got me thinking about some of the things I’d rather be:

I’d rather be a sheep than a goat.

I’d rather know Him than about Him.

I’d rather be a nobody with integrity than a somebody with no integrity.

I’d rather be a doer of the word than a hearer of the word.

I’d rather sow truth and reap the truth than sow lies and reap lies.

I’d rather be a disciple than a convert.

I’d rather serve than shine.

I’d rather be Spirit led than purpose driven.

I’d rather keep it simple than complicate things.

I’d rather be a “Mary” than a “Martha”.

I’d rather belong to authentic Christianity than churchanity.

I’d rather have an ounce of New Testament house church authenticity than a ton of manmade church tradition.

I’d rather be in a house church than a church building.

I’d rather “be” the church than “go” to church.

I’d rather be a participant than a spectator.

I’d rather be wise and poor than rich and foolish.

I’d rather be a nobody going to heaven than a somebody going to hell.

I’d rather be out of style than out of God.

I’d endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

I’d rather hear what the Spirit is saying than not having ears to hears.

I’d rather be a friend who walks in rather than a friend who walk out.

I’d rather speak the truth and be rejected than speak lies and be embraced.

I’d rather be a “no-man” than a “yes-man”.

I’d rather have the praise of God than seek the praises of men.

I’d rather promote Christ than promote myself.

I’d rather it be all about Him than all about me.

I’d rather be a fool for Christ than a fool among men.

I’d rather be scripturally right than politically correct.

I’d rather suffer persecution for Christ than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

I’d rather have an ounce of faith than a ton of hype.

I’d rather be right than wrong.

I’d rather gain my soul and lose the world than gain the whole world and lose my soul.

I’d rather be a watchman on the wall than warming a pew.

I’d rather trust in the Lord than lean to my own understanding.

I’d rather pick up my cross and follow Him than lay down my cross and follow Demas.

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