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Do you think God will hold a husband accountable for being the Spiritual leader for his family, even if he doesn’t want to lead them?  Will he be held accountable if he beats them or treats them badly?  What about children?  Do you believe that God will hold young people accountable for honoring their parents even if they think their parents are stupid?  At even a topical level, most people believe that some are called by God to lead, and all (even those called to lead) are called to follow God closely.  Additionally, all are called to follow those people God puts in authority over them (like parents, pastors, etc.).  That’s all great in Sunday school, but when it comes down to you and your specific situation, are you humbly leading when called to and faithfully following when called to?  At the surface most accept the concept, but when we try to apply it to our specific lives we don’t like the loss of control.  Honestly, do we really have any control of anything in the first place?  The truth is that most of the struggles we face in these areas are quite simply God’s way of seeing if we’re ready for more.  Unfortunately, we rarely are ready to accept anything that conflicts with us being our own gods.  Subsequently, we stagnate in our faith and then we burn ourselves out trying to control God and everyone else who crosses our path.

“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”  1 Peter 2:13-14

In Christ,

PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er

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