“Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.” (1 Peter 2:18)

We all at some time have to report to someone harsh. Maybe it is a shareholder, director, other authority, financier, supplier, or customer. In the midst of our stakeholders and authority figures, there will be some harshness.

So what should be our response? Submission. Clear and simple. But let’s not misunderstand whatthat means. We should not be a doormat—Jesus was never a doormat—but we must take a submissive stance with a willingness to serve despite how it is received or perceived.

This is a tough call, but it’s God’s way. He will be with us all the way, equipping us when we have nothing to give. When we do it His way we can expect His results.

Quick Prayer. “Help me to bear the load when it gets heavy Lord.” Amen