One of the most challenging places for the believer I believe, is the work place especially when the leaders are unsaved, don’t know God and don’t want God. It is most challenging to watch managers and supervisors play with the lively hoods of people simply because they have a position that allots them too much access into the lives of their workers.
Because some of our bosses are unsaved and haven’t a clue to the rightful way of managing people according to the righteousness of God many of the believers suffer oh so many attacks from the enemy who uses bosses who think they are in charge.
One of the rudest awakenings for authority abusers will be having to stand before the greatest of all authority to give account for how they misrepresented and abused the authority they were allowed to have.
Power should really humble people. Having some of the highest degrees in the land, power has shown the wisest to be nothing but utter fools. Power shows the evilness that’s embedded deeply in the heart of the man that doesn’t know God. While he yet glories in the position of authority that he holds and thinks himself to be well loved by those he counts inferior, the revelation unveiled by power makes the deceived man of authority the subject of disgust on the lips of those who have seen who he really is.
What is it about power or having authority that makes the once humbled arrogant? Why does having charge over others erect a pride that is so disgusting? Does power really change people or does it simply manifest what was hidden in the heart?
One of our brothers was placed into position of authority and he knew that he was not, in his opinion, equipped to take on so great a responsibility. What did he do? Hmm….
II Chronicles 1:1-10
And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. So Solomon and all the congregation with him went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness. But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD; and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before the LORD; which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it. In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, “Ask what I shall give thee.” And Solomon said unto God, “Thou hast showed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O LORD God let thy promise unto David my father be established; for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. “Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?”