One of the most critical challenges to me is that of following orders.  How can I be “in authority” if I am not first in submission?  In other words, as I hear and live out the call of God on my life, I carry authority. 

We’ve all met people who exhibit this quality.  You can tell by the look in their eye, by the way they carry themselves . . . you can even feel it in the grip of their handshake.  It is as if everything about them says, “I know who I am.  I know what I am doing…”   This is the mark of a person who is being who they were created to be.

As leaders in the marketplace, it is critical that we are in touch with headquarters to understand, in real time, who and what we are called to be.

If we work without authority, we lack effectiveness.  We spin our wheels.  We are prone to find ourselves adrift.

Read the entire article, Righteous in Authority, at David G. Johnson’s Nourish the Dream blog.

Post by Newsletter Editor David Rupert. Image credits to be found in the accompanying gallery.


When we become Christians, we don't merely choose an eternity in heaven over hell. Rather, we are "born again"; like a newborn child, each of us enters into a new life that we fully inhabit, day-in and day-out. God desires that we pursue a relationship with him every day, in all aspects of life. When we try to live daily life for the sake of his glory, he deems it sacred.

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