Sunday, August 21, 2005

If i could be like that...

sometimes i find that i am living my life by the expectations of others-those that want me to be someone that they want me to be. Am i incapable of living for myself? Am i incapable of living my life for God? or am i doomed to live life catering to the expectations and realities of those that i choose to surround myself with?
1 Kings 2:2, "be strong and show yourself a man." What is Strength?

strength ( P ) Pronunciation Key (strngkth, strngth, strnth)n.
The state, property, or quality of being strong.
The power to resist attack; impregnability.
The power to resist strain or stress; durability.
The ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.

holding the moral high-ground is the battle of a lifetime, meaning that it lasts a lifetime. Americans typically do not understand a long war-everything that we have been involved in has been fairly short. Take for example one of the most famous European wars-The Hundred Years war. It is summed up in its title. due to the lifespan of the average European at the time, this war lasted several GENERATIONS. not years, lifetimes. The same goes for the battle between good and evil. it has been going on for Several Milenia. Thousands of years. it takes intestinal fortitude of which no human is capable-what is our solution then. We are up against an enemy that out numbers us, out guns us, and is a great tactician. It is the battle of David and Goliath on a Cosmic perspective. Without help, we are doomed-resistance is futile. BUT, we do have help. We have each other, we have the word of God, we have Salvation, Victory is ours. One thing that is still a "thorn in the flesh" for me is having authority over me. why can i not be the one in charge? Why do I have to do what someone else tells me? Especially if that someone is not physically present. How can i accept leadership over me? Does anyone have any advise-any strategies of acceptance?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Authority and submission is an eternal theme. Christ was submissive to the Father.

Submitting to those in authority over you is a spiritual activity. To listen to, to seek out the counsel of others is not to be submissive it is to be wise.

Sometimes the decision to submit is made in a general sense and then the specifics come along later and it's the "parts" that are not pleasant or agreeable.

Some submission is mandatory, some is sef-imposed.