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Transitions and the cry for change of leadership

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It’s not easy to hold yourself accountable for how you respond to the things that happen around you. The easier route to take is to put your focus and energy blaming the leader or someone on the pedestal. Because someone has to be accountable.

And what usually follows after a transition (and most of the time, such changes are significant) is to demand a leadership change. Because we think that changing leaders will change the circumstance; and that ruling authorities are put up by the powers of men.

We are no different from the Israelites during Moses’s time when we don’t trust the Lord’s plan upon our lives. They demanded a change of leadership when things got complicated, and they wanted the things to be the same as what they were used to.

Then all the congregation [of Israel] raised their voices and cried out, and the people wept that night. All the Israelites murmured [in discontent] against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Oh that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us to this land [of Canaan], to fall by the sword? Our wives and children will become plunder. Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said one to another, “Let us appoint a [new] leader and return to Egypt.”
Numbers 14:1‭-‬4 AMP

Often, we forget that it is the Lord who brings up and brings down leaders. So instead of revolting against the instituted powers of men, which is only for a time, we must submit our cares to the Lord. He is Sovereign over the rulers of the earth.

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God [granted by His permission and sanction], and those which exist have been put in place by God.
Romans 13:1 AMP

I long forward to the time when the City of God is finally here, with Jesus as the King, and see Jesus face to face. I hope that you do, too.