Wednesday, 16 February 2022
“And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” – Luke 16:12 NKJV
“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” – II Timothy 2:3-4 NKJV
One of the words that Christians don’t like is submission. All of us want to do what we want when we want and do it where we want to do it. Sadly, when we call ourselves Christians, we now belong to God’s Kingdom, a Kingdom that has its own rules and structures in place. We have to conform and align ourselves and not the other way around, the Kingdom will not change its rules to accommodate us. It is not a democracy. It sounds harsh, doesn’t it? But it is what it is… I should probably also mention that this structure is there to protect us and also put us in the right place for us to walk in the promises and blessings of God and to be able to overcome hardships.
I’ve seen videos of some of the most organized and well co-ordinated armies on YouTube, I can only imagine the discipline and commitment that is required. But imagine if every soldier wanted to do their own thing or they wanted to be the commander, or if they believed that they knew more than the commander. Even in our workplaces, we are placed under a supervisor, a manager, or a boss. Whether we like it or not, our conduct and submission to our superiors plays a role in our promotion. It’s pretty much the same with the Kingdom. How we treat our leaders speaks to GOD about our eligibility for promotion.
“Obey your spiritual leaders and recognize their authority, for they keep watch over your soul without resting since they will have to give an account to God for their work. So it will benefit you when you make their work a pleasure and not a heavy burden.” Hebrews 13:17 TPT. One of the things we don’t realize is that our conduct not only puts us in danger, but also our fellow soldiers. We need to be disciplined, submissive, humble, teachable, and correctable, not only for our own safety, but also for our brethren that GOD has commanded us to love. Be faithful where you have been planted and GOD will then be able to entrust you with your own.
Whether we like it or not, our conduct and submission to our superiors plays a role in our promotion