Recently, Susan and I attempted the impossible: SLEEPING IN! We had both been running a furious pace and were utterly exhausted. We armed our early bird kids with pop tarts, granola bars, and CARTOONS as we attempted a semi-sleep coma with our door open.
Most parents have experienced this ‘fog of war’ moment… We KNOW it’s not our most glorious parenting moment, but you sometimes have to take drastic measures!
I promise you THIRTY minutes hadn’t passed before the little gang wars erupted. Crying, whining, and arguing filled the house. We tried to push through it, thinking PERRY THE PLATYPUS would save us… but he didn’t.
Bleary-eyed and half laughing we both got up and took the reins.
God has wired our world with LEADERSHIP.
Sometimes the leaders get tired and want to sleep in. We are human. We have our less-than-glorious moments. Yet, when we STEP OFF… CHAOS STEPS UP.
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful. – Proverbs 29:18 (NLT)
- We must RECEIVE God’s leadership.
- We must RESPECT God’s delegated leadership (Ex., boss, government, family authority, spiritual authority)
- We must RELEASE God’s leadership THROUGH our lives toward others.
ONE REASON (there are countless others) churches fight is because they are not RECEIVING strong leadership or they are REJECTING the leadership God has given them.
We would never accept this rebellion in our homes, but we foster it in so many other areas of our lives. We would never allow a child to our spouse with disrespect. Yet we initiate conversations of personal destruction against our God-given leaders.
Are we SLEEPING IN? God’s method of making ALL THINGS NEW is through the LEADERSHIP of his people… Let’s WAKE UP!!!