Loser leaders abound. Whether it’s a bad boss, a dishonest politician, or an authoritarian lawman you have to learn how to deal with them. Here’s how.
Have you ever been screwed over by someone whom you thought should have done the right thing? Was it your boss taking credit for your work, a police officer who accused you of speeding when you weren’t, or someone else? People in authority are human beings too – so they will sin.
The most common of responses when someone in authority wrongs us, or implements something that we don’t agree with, is to protest, to delay proper procedure until the wrong is righted. We fight back with bullhorns and picket signs or any other way that we can in order to get our voices heard.
God doesn’t want us to fight in this manner. He put those people in power for a reason, and though we may not agree with the reason or the person in authority, we can fight back in the way God wants us to. We don’t shout with a bullhorn. We whisper with holiness and love. How? Through prayer and through love and honor. Pastor Jeff explains Romans 13 and that God has instituted the authorities that exist. He explains how when you are kind to someone who has wronged you, it helps them to see and understand what they have done, and that we as Christians have no right to complain about anyone in authority over us, unless, we have spent time in prayer for them.
(Synopsis written by Christine Watkins)