God has instructed us through His word in 1st Peter 5: 5+6 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
God has called us to walk in humility and not pride. but when you walk into Churches all over this country and you see what appears to be a competition for which sister or brother has the best outfit on that particular Sunday you begin to wonder.
You see the Saints of God battling over positions and titles like employees at a Fortune 500 company. Unfortunately, I find this to be more prevalent among the woman in our Churches. breaking off into different "sororities", Alphas with Alphas and Omegas with Omegas, each group eyeballing the other and commenting on everything from each others' shoes to who has the better hair.
Well, it's time out for that. It is time out for separation in the congregation, this is not the Miss America contest where they compete for a fake diamond crown of approval, God has called us to something better.
Paul tells us in 2nd Timothy 4:7+8 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
James 1:12 also tells us, Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him
We need to stop competing over what we physically wear and be more concerned about whether we are "clothed in the spirit" or not.(Luke 24:49) Brothers and Sisters, it is harvest time and time to make up our minds about what we are laboring for. Are we in this to be seen and approved by men, or are we in this to serve God and show Him our love for Him because He first demonstrated His love for us? Are we seeking a corruptible crown made by human hands or an incorruptible "well done" crown from God? The choice is ours to make.
God Bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall