Will you say NO to your leader?
Acts 19:30 “Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him.”
It was mayhem in the city. Paul’s travelling companions, Gaius and Aristarchus, had been taken and brought before the officials meeting in the theatre. They stood in their leaders place and were prepared to take the accusations for Paul.
Paul wanted to be there but those around him wouldn’t let him be seen.
Will you say NO to your leader? Will you stand in their way? Will you hold them back? And all along it is because you love them so much you have the best interests at heart. It is not because you are trying to gain or don’t want change or simply want to hinder their vision. You love them and though you don’t want to be like Peter trying to stop Jesus doing the Father’s will, you are wanting to say NO to keep them doing the will of God.
And a question for the leader … will you permit those near you to say NO to you?