Have you ever had a time when you moved out and did something that others disagreed with? Have you ever felt that you are alone, and no one cares about your passions, desires, and dreams of the future other than you?
Many times, we take a no or a not now as a rejection.
That being said:
God did set up a line of authority in His kingdom here on earth. We are not to go against this government that He established.
Let me tell you,
you can be 100% right and at the same time be 100% wrong.
If you are in the wrong spirit, being led by rebellion, then you are out of line. The word of God says that rebellion is like the spirit of witchcraft.
Lets define the word Presumption:
Oxford: presumption noun
BrE /prɪˈzʌmpʃn/ ; NAmE /prɪˈzʌmpʃn/
- something that is thought to be true or probable
- (formal) behavior that is too confident and shows a lack of respect for other people
Now you may say that this is out of context, and yes, it is not the exact context of what we are studying in this writing.
However, we do see the heart and character of God.
If you are being asked by your pastor why you have been talking about someone. He could even ask you why you have been dating a non-believer. Maybe you need to ask yourself, were you talking about them as a friend or as an excuse to gossip? This is only something you can ask yourself and truly search your soul on, and many times be productive. With the relationship you should pray about what he is saying and look at the word of God. Someone that flows in discernment may be able to tell if you are telling the truth, however, if you are self-deceived, you will not be open to hearing from someone else. The truth is, we all need to examine our hearts and not be so quick to point the finger at our pastor or other spiritual leaders in the church.
It does not matter how you perceive their attitude or tone.
Too many times we complain about why did he say that to me or why did he speak to me like that. Well sorry to say it but toughen up!
We are at war and the devil is not playing fair. He takes no prisoners and wants to end us all. His only care is to make God pay for already winning the war.
We tend to have the same problem many times. We allow our hurt to blind us.
We must move away from a victim mentality and be aware that the devil is at his prime game doing manipulation through suggestive thought.
He is playing PSYOPS with us all.
We must be smarter, we must be wiser! God already gave us the instructions and warned us ahead of time.
He is rooting for us all to operate in Love.
We must consider it. We must look at it as an important part of our walk. Yes, we are all fallible, but if you are truly under an abusive church why are you still there? If you are still in your church, you must believe that God has you there and that you are assigned and called to serve in that house.
In this case, you should submit in all humility before God and to the governance, He has you under.
I truly hope that this post has helped you.