RESISTANCE: I’ve always had a bit of resistance in my blood. The bottom line is this: I just have trouble with people telling me what to do. It’s not that I anti-authority…nah… I just resist being “bossed around.” Sorry.
I remember as a 9th grader, the teacher advised me that I ought to start my own school… since I thought I was “so smart.” I’m still like that, even today… and I’m sorry to admit…I’m not a good example…I know.
In business, I fared better… not because I was really “that smart,” as alleged; but only because I assumed management roles early in my career; which prepared me for a long and fruitful career.
The facts are, no matter how “high-fa’luttin” you are in your career; someone is higher than you…just waiting for you to “miss-step.” And even if you own the company, then God provides you with…yet another “Boss,” either in the form of your wife, the lender; or both…to keep you on the straight and narrow.
Then… there are the “outside elements” that control us, as well. We have the likes of…big brother…the almighty government, the codes of enforcement, government officials, lenders; and the “power brokers.” We have to pay the piper… there are “no free rides.”
We then move on to the most important… our spiritual life: The Big Boss, the Great Leader, Teacher, and Motivator… in the Person of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In Exodus 20:3, it says: “Thou shall have no other gods before me.” There is no negotiation, no variance, and no exceptions… and if “resistance” persists…then no forgiveness; and no life-everlasting in the presence of the Supreme Ruler.
Lest we forget… Mark 12:17 – Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.