Thursday, January 21, 2021
BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS Visible Lack of Support?

Visible Lack of Support?

Like the post? Why not make it Facebook official. ⇊



General Michael Flynn defense fund Fellow patriots, please listen to this short, inspiring message from General Flynn. General Michael Flynn exemplifies patriotism, courage, and love of God and country - despite some of his own countrymen relentlessly attacking him. Donations for his defense are greatly appreciated. If you can only give $5.00, please do so - every little bit helps. Thank you so much, and God bless. Letter from General Flynn. 

After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us.

I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.

You Might Like

It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.

The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. [1 Corinthians 3:5-8; NLT]

Spiritually speaking, our American tendency towards rugged individualism can be as dangerous as a physical cancer. Both kill, but at least cancer ends with the lives it takes, eternal destruction never does.

I have always been a spiritual, rugged individualist. While I might let you be a leader, and even though I might have recognized the biblical truth that God put you in spiritual authority over me, I would never fully commit to your authority. Something in me always rebelled at the thought that someone else might be able to tell me what to do and think. We enter into dangerous waters here, as those who were forced to drink Jim Jones’ Cool Aid would attest, if they only could, but like anything else in life administered by humans, discernment is always critical, and should never be sacrificed.

As I was praying night before last, my mind and prayers were directed towards the leadership of the church we’re attending. Without warning, the prayers began to transcend my own mental understanding of the well known principles of God-appointed authority, and I realized with a shock that I had never fully committed myself to the leadership God had put in place over my life. I confess – I have trust issues; I doubt that is unique to me.

Analyzing my thoughts about leadership, I realized my attitude has always been close to “Prove to me why I should trust you.”, rather than trusting God to know what He is doing. With that in mind, I then understood the overblown power I’ve given to my own preferences. If I don’t like you, or like the way you talk, or how you present your message, it’s all too easy for me to write you off, and completely fail to see what God is trying to do in my life via this all-to-human vessel. It’s also more than a little likely I will not see my prevailing, underlying attitude as an act of rebellion, but rather an act born out of caution….again, it’s a trust issue.

I see now that the trust issue is not so much as me having difficulty in trusting other humans, although it masquerades as such; the underlying issue is my lack of trust in Almighty God. In effect, I trust Him just as long as He’s falling in line with my preferences, but all too often I rebel against Him, while deceiving myself that I’m not really rebelling, when He steps out of line and violates my preferences. And I just have to ask, who is God in my life, me or Him?

All these thoughts flashed through my mind as I began to pray, and God showed me that leadership positions can be positions of isolation, and that’s extremely dangerous ground for anyone, especially Christians. Who can I confide in? There are many I’m sure, but as pastor of a large church, then who could I confide in? It’s lonely at the top…and dangerous. Consequently, I began to seriously pray for the staff at my church.

I’ve prayed for them before of course, but not like I did night before last. This time I realized the odds against them and the increasingly dangerous and risky battle they often fight – alone. And God told me, “I brought you here to pray for these men and women; it’s an urgent, important and critical assignment, and you need to fully accept the responsibility I’ve placed upon you.”

My trust issue is quickly becoming resolved, after all these years. God placed me here at this time – for His reasons, and His reasons are always good. If the entire church staff leaves town with their secretaries and all the church money…God will prevail, and He’ll take complete care of me.

The real question is: Will I remain responsible to Him, and fulfill my God-given assignment with trust, intensity and joy while history unfolds. It is my conscious choice to do so.


Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of TCP News

What you can do to help:


It is vitally important that we all take the time to like and share articles regardless of what site you are on. Conservative sites (like this one) cannot count on traffic from Facebook etc. any more. Subscribing is also important; this bypasses the censorship. The more that we can get the word out the better – and in order to continue bringing you content like this – we ALL need traffic in order to survive. Running a website is not only expensive, it also takes a lot of time and effort.

No one likes ads, but very few people will donate, hence the reason most of us have ads.

Besides donating and clicking on ads, you can make a purchase from our store and buy my book.

Don't forget to follow TCP News on Parler, USA Life, Gab, Facebook, and Twitter

TCP News is proud to be ranked #24 in the Top 40 Conservative Political Blogs

Thank you for helping us grow, we appreciate it!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related news

Lighting Up the Dark

By Greg Laurie "In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." —Matthew...

Put on Faith, Hope, and Love

By Greg Laurie "But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our...

Living with Your Eyes Open

By Greg Laurie "Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night,...