“Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses...”
A godly leader is rapidly becoming an endangered species. No, he is not perfect, but he deserves our love, and respect. We are called to follow and support our leaders in the Lord (Philippians 3:17).
A true leader is someone who models godliness with his words and deeds. We should follow his example and honor his authority, without ever making the common mistake of almost worshipping him.
I know you probably may be thinking: What about if I don’t agree with my leader? Good communication is the key to success. You can express your concerns, doubts or disagreements to your pastor or leader. In other words you can speak to him with love and respect.
What you must never attempt is to talk against God’s servants. If you could ask Miriam, she would persuade you to desist, for she spoke against Moses and was immediately covered with leprosy.
Leprosy is a symbol, not only of sin, but also of the impurities that sometimes invade and expand through our hearts. A “leprous” heart is very difficult to clean, especially if we believe that we are right or that we have the “right” to hate, slander or criticize our leaders.
When you find yourself in opposition to the leadership of your church, you have the right to approach them and speak to or with them. Speak the truth, communicate with love and sincerity, and you will see God solving most, if not all, of the problems.
“...and you will be remembered before the Lord your God.”
Could I ask you a “tricky” question?
Well here it goes:
Have you ever felt alone and forgotten?
Have you ever felt that God has abandoned you?
Have you ever felt that there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
If you are sincere with yourself you will probably admit that perhaps you have felt this way at one time or another. Trials have a way of debilitating our faith, and our trust is sometimes clouded by doubt.
My advice to you is not to pay so much attention to your feelings. The key to my question is based in the word felt. When you feel inferior, it does not mean that other people are better than you; this is just a feeling or emotional opinion, that most of the time is not based on reality.
When you feel alone and forgotten by God, remember this is only a feeling, not the truth. I can testify to this because God has promised his continual presence in several Bible passages. God is always with us and he will never abandon his children.
I do not want to trivialize your pain, or minimize the scope of your adverse circumstances and neither does God. He can empathize with you, because he became a man in order to die for us. He knows everything about feelings, rejection, and loneliness.
Do not let feelings control your spiritual life, for controlling is the job of the Holy Spirit. Keep praying, keep trusting in the Lord and he will reveal Himself to you as never before. Do not be surprised if you can “see” Jesus better and brighter during, and in the midst of your darkest hour.