As I think over my life, I sometimes realize where I went wrong in some situations. Like in my teens when I thought I knew everything and nobody could tell me nothing. I just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I knew more than my mother. For sure I thought in many instances she had no idea what she was talking about. In some instances I even thought I was the mother when it came to what was right and wrong. How foolish huh? Just straight up stupid thinking. Yet haven't we all been there before in some way? As I got older I understood that a child can and will never have the position of the parent even if that child becomes the caregiver of the parent or calls all the shots. The parent is still the parent. That's the position God created, it's the way He set up the order of that family. And order is extremely important.
In Luke 6, we are reminded that, "the student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher" (verse 40). In other words, we must stay in our place, because the Lord made us for specific purposes to carry out specific functions. If we will remain humble in spirit in listening to the wise counsel of the person in authority, then we will get what it is God wants us to have. When the person in authority is carrying on in a wise, respectful and correct manner, then we will be just fine. If the person is not, then God will take care of that too. I have seen with my own eyes that the Lord will make correction as needed so there's no need to worry or to step out of our place.
It's so much easier when we play our position and stay there. Other than that, God will continue to direct our paths and make them smooth.
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