I enjoy reading Andy Andrews. I would encourage you to read his blog of July 7. He identifies the root cause behind an individual going off course in their life and destroying their reputation and everything they have tried to build.
He says, “They have no authority in their lives.” He continues:
“Authority can have a negative connotation because it implies that we need some kind of babysitter. But here’s what authority actually provides:
Authority helps us effectively set boundaries in our lives. Boundaries help us filter out the noise so we can stay focused on the things that count.
Authority keeps us from believing everything we think. Have you ever believed so strongly in something, been so utterly convinced that your way of thinking was the correct way of thinking, and that no one was going to convince you otherwise…only to discover that you were, in fact, wrong? Yeah, me too. Authority can protect us from the consequences of that result. Because you just can’t believe everything you think.
Authority helps us minimize bad choices. Our society has become increasingly unable to distinguish mistakes from choices. Following any public meltdown, you’ll hear the disgraced person apologize for making a terrible mistake when what they should be apologizing for is making a terrible choice.” (©2009-2016 Andy Andrews. Used by Permission. Originally posted on AndyAndrews.com.)
Does the authority of the will and mind of God set the boundaries of your life? Does it correct your thinking and ideas and bring you back to the reality of truth? Are you allowing God’s will to guide you and minimize the bad choices of your life? Living under His authority leads to a life of glory.