God rules. On your toes, everybody! He rules from his angel throne—take notice! Psalm 99:1 (MSG)
To be honest, sometimes I don't feel like God is ruling. Sometimes it feels like there's an "out to lunch" sign on the throne. I shake my head and wonder.
Then, I think about my own areas of influence. I think about being a father and head of my household. There are times that I know what my children desperately want me to do, but I consciously choose not to do what they want. There could be any number of reasons, but it usually involves them needing to learn a character lesson. As an employer and as an organizational leader I can see similar instances in which people press me for this or that. I love to be able to help people out and give them what they need, but often I have to decide what serves the greater interest of the person and the whole in the long run. God is no different, really, than any other leader.
Is God on His throne? Yes. Does He do what I want when I want it in the way I want it done? No.
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