Title: He Knows Better Than You
Author: Tiffany Fulk
Have you ever heard a parent scold their child because they didn’t listen? Then you hear the child say, “But I don’t want to.” This is my life. My son always says “I don’t want to do that,” or “Why can’t I do that?” What he doesn’t realize is I am asking him to do something or saying no to something because I know what’s best for him. For instance, I know if he eats a huge doughnut before school, he is going to have an awful day. He thinks he can control his emotions, but sugar affects him differently than other kids. I also know if he goes to bed at 10 p.m. and wakes up at 6 a.m. he is not going to have a listening day because he is exhausted.
The same goes for our relationship with God. He wants us to submit to His authority and to the things He has called us to do, even if we don’t want to do it sometimes. He is our Father in heaven, and He knows what is best for us. He has put people in charge of us at work, in church, in our city, and in our country who He wants us to submit to. I’m not saying you will always agree with what they are doing or like it, but if it isn’t ethically wrong or going against God, then you should submit to it and trust that God knows what is going on.
Trust in your leaders. Put yourselves under their authority. Do this, because they keep watch over you. They know they are accountable to God for everything they do. Do this, so that their work will be a joy. If you make their work a heavy load, it won’t do you any good.
Hebrews 13:17 (NIrV)