What are Subjects?
“For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.“ Matthew 8:9
Who are subjects when it comes to the spiritual realm? We are all subjects to the one and only true King. He has authority over all of us. We are all His soldiers and when He says “Go”, we should “Go”; if He says “Come”, we should come to Him. Subjects do what is told of them. They are obedient. They serve where they are needed. Subjects understand they have a duty to their King. They fulfill all the requirements set by their King. We ask ourselves if we can stand up to the task and become that authority figure God wants us to be.
Our leadership starts at home (1 Cor. 11:1). I have been slacking in my responsibilities as a leader in my own home. I have not been mentally at home for a while. I have neglected my realm to bring more men to Christ. My wife told me a couple times already that I need to make as much time for my own family as I do bringing men to Christ. She is not saying to stop building God’s Kingdom. She explained that I need to make sure the home is first. If the home is not secure, then that is when the enemy will come in and create chaos. As leaders of our home we need to make sure we are present when we are home.
Our homes are not the only place that we need to be present. We are also subjects to the King in other areas of our lives to include work, church and other venues in which we serve. Hebrews 13:17 states, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” We all do not believe this passage sometimes because of how we are treated by our bosses and leaders. What we need to take away from this is that God has planted those people of authority in our lives for a reason and in most cases preparing you for something greater.
Daily Battle Plan:
Look at where you are in your life right now. Are you adhering to your authority’s rule? Are you taking the time out to learn more while being a servant? Do you need to work on your home/kingdom building life ratio? Are you placing the right things in your life to become a better leader? Take the time out to understand where you are and how you can change your way of life if need be.