Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. – Romans 13:1 (NIV)
We’ve been talking a lot in our devotions this week about honor. Yesterday, we talked about honoring our parents, but what about the other authority figures in our lives?
How can we honor our coaches, pastors, and teachers?
A lot of honoring comes down to developing respect for the position each of those people holds. For example, you may not love your coach’s decision to not start you in the game. But because that person is your coach, you choose to honor them.
That isn’t to say you agree 100% with their decision. It’s just saying that instead of yelling at them or quitting the team because you’re not starting the basketball game this Friday, that you’re going to choose to speak to them with respect.
There’s a big difference between agreeing with someone and still respecting them as a person. You might not understand why a decision was made. But you choose to respect that person because they’re your coach.
So today, if you’ve struggled with honoring your coaches, pastors, and teachers ask God for help. He can show you any heart adjustments you need to make to honor and respect those people in your life.