Here’s your nugget for today. Give it a think!
Does submitting to authority make you weak?
TV wants you to think so. Your flesh wants you to think so. In fact, the Devil himself is working overtime to convince us this is true.
But what submission really shows is your strength on display.
Our sinful nature is naturally inclined to go our own way, to do our own thing – especially when we are directed by some authority to do what we don’t want to do.
So when we resist or reject authority, we’re only doing what comes easy to us. There’s no strength in that. That’s the pure definition of weakness.
Our strength shows it stuff when we resist our natural inclinations and willingly submit ourselves to whatever authority is over us at the time.
Let your teenagers chew on that one. Then give them an opportunity to show their inner strength and ask them to clean their rooms! 😉