Day 41: I trust You, Lord. Watching where the head leads. Matthew 10:24-25
Picture a snake slithering around on a hot dessert day. His tongue is flickering in and out, in and out...as he searches for his next meal. He's spotted his prey within striking distance to his left. He stops. He lies still, watching as his prey searches the area for predators. The prey has gone back to its grooming, not realizing a snake was nearby. Suddenly the snake strikes. His head leaps into the air to the left as his body follows. Before the prey could take its next breath, the snake has struck it. Notice, as the snake's head strikes left, so does his body.
Now picture any organization. Picture its leader and members/staff. Look closer. If you have spent a significant amount of time with the leader, you will notice that the people around the leader will display some of the same characteristics of the leader, good and bad. Why is this? Have you ever wondered?
Like the snake, the body of an organization will only go in the direction of the head. If the head is prideful, the people are as well. If the leadership gossips, so will the people. If a mother/father lives any kind of way, so will the children. The head dictates where the body goes. The body has to have a strong will NOT to follow the head in order for this not to be true.
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Matthew 10:24-25 KJV
While Jesus used this passage to show the disciplined what they would have to endure as they spread the gospel, the lesson from it remains the same: you become like whom you let lead you. It's as simple as that.
Most situations where the head is a 'Beelzebub', you are to remove yourself from. If the leader in you place of fellowship can't get right, find another. If you're on a sports team with undisciplined leaders, leave the team. If you see that the pilot of the plane you are about to board is drunk, don't board it. What if the leadership of your workplace is not no good? Then what?
As with everything, seek God first. You may be in the wrong setting, career, or area, or you may just be in a training period for your life. If it's the former, your gentle Father will lead you elsewhere. If it's the latter, things may not be so easy. For one, you will have to remain covered daily so that their ways do not rub off on you. If you aren't careful, you will become just like them in being hateful, spiteful, dishonest, or something else. Therefore, stay aware. Take inventory of your motives, actions, words, and heart at all times. Quote Psalm 51:10:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 KJV
You have to make sure your heart is clean.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Luke 6:45 KJV
What's in your heart should be what guides you. Fight the urge to go along to get along. You weren't put in this earth to get along.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 KJV
If you are there, it's for a reason. Trust Him until he releases you. Learn all you can while you are in the season under bad leadership. Don't reject the process. Pass your tests the first time so you can get out of there faster.
Be careful who you allow to lead you. Always seek God on every move and remain in His will. If you are in a situation with a bad head, don't allow yourself to follow. Fight the urge to conform. Keep Holy Spirit in consultation and get out of there.
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!