For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.  John 6:38

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:1-2

Submission is not a widespread supper table discussion. You don't hear men plodding out ways to submit to authority. We love it when those around us submit, but when it comes to us, yielding to another better not cause discomfort or inconvenience. It is hard work to develop both attitude and action when it comes to submission. If Jesus is our example, our only option is to shape ourselves as men like Him. 

An essential mindset we must build in ourselves is self-denial. Denying self is quite counter-cultural and opposes today's emphasis on self-gratification. Pay now or pay later, but you'll always pay. Men who refuse self, pay now. Jesus pointed his will in the direction of the Father because He knew that was His very mission. As men, we must train ourselves to do the same. If you desire to follow Christ in the journey of discipleship, know your purpose and teach yourself to do as God wills. 

DO THIS TODAY: Choose to submit to authority.  



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