Looking For A King

We are wired to want a king. Deep down, we all want to follow someone.

We are worship prone.

And it is just easier to worship a man or woman that we can see than worship a God that we cannot.

Especially after the moments when they seem "kingly…"

When we experience them as knowledgeable, powerful, or inspirational.

 

Have you ever watched old footage of girls at an Elvis concert?

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It is not accidental that he is called "King."

And not accidental that his human soul was crushed under the weight of that expectation.

Have you ever watched footage of the reverence given to Michael Jackson?

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It is not accidental that he was called "King."

And not accidental that his human soul was crushed under the weight of that expectation.

Have you watched a guy named James play basketball?

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It is not accidental that he is called "King."

So far he seems pretty grounded, but there is a man who needs to be released from his expected rule… why?

Because his soul is not designed to fulfill that expectation.

 

Maybe you have felt the weight of this expectation?

Someone wants you to take the place of God.

 

What do we do? How do we respond to the irrational expectations of others?

 

We look for ways to remove ourselves.

This is the fundamental act of boundary setting.

 

Jesus is a wonderful example of this. Throughout his life Jesus withdrew, setting a boundary that prevented others from being able to define and limit Himaccording to their expectations.BecauseHe withdrew, and non-violently resisted their manipulation, he left the space to fulfill his greater potential, and true calling.

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