We are all complaining about our situation. “Not me!” say you. Don’t be ridiculous, of course we are all complaining. It might not be against certain leaders but it is against someone in some way.
We all think we could solve this problem quickly. But guess what! We are not in charge. We voted (or more likely, didn’t vote!) for one person or another.
We have leaders we voted to care for our economy or our safety and now we find those same leaders in charge.
Jesus addressed the leadership thing. I hope you understand that when you asked him to be your Lord and Saviour, this is what you signed up for.
Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for? (Mark 8:30-37, MSG)
So where are we in this picture? Are we in the way when Christ is trying to do something? Do we pray contrary to his will? Do we try to lead when he wants us to follow?
Prayer-Lord, if we aren’t following, may we at least get out of the way of those who are. Amen.