It’s all about the preparation. God prepares those he promotes. One of the tests that God prepares us for is learning how to respect and submit to authority placed over us. This lesson applies even though the authority placed over us is incompetent or authority that we disagree with. If we do not learn to submit to earthly leaders, we do not learn to submit to God.
We return to the story of David before he became King.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO
Our attitude towards authority is an indication of our readiness for authority. What is your attitude towards those in authority over you?
Bless your leader. How can you honour your teacher / supervisor / leader?
Obey your leader. How can you help to fulfil the vision or instruction of your leader?
Pray to God. Would you turn your complaining into prayer for your leader?
Tend to the Soil of your heart. Would you change your attitude towards your leader?
“Then [Jesus] said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”” – Matthew 26:37-38 NIV