Hadn’t been feeling 100% today so while binge-watching Blue Bloods, I caught something. The commissioner conducted an inspection of a precinct because there was a cop killer on the loose. He wanted to make sure his officers were sharp, alert, and well equipped. The officers stood in formation and one by one, the commissioner inspected their uniform. One was missing his flashlight, another had his cell phone on display, and another was missing their nightstick. They were distracted and careless; a set up for destruction. Not one of them copped an attitude when he called them on their folly. They responded, “Yes, sir”, owned their shortcoming, and accepted the correction. Now, how many people do you know would have sulked, withdrawn to their pity corner, and feel offended? Or who would have been thankful that someone with greater insight called them on a hidden danger? Protection looks like punishment. When someone is telling you something for your own good, why not swallow the attitude, listen, and live? The commissioner didn’t have to call out their flaws. He could have overlooked it to keep everyone happy. He could have remained in his posh upstairs office and let the officers fall on their own swords but when you care about your command, you will come out of your comfort zone to see about those in your influence. When you understand authority, another man’s comfort – not even your own is a priority. Seeing to the well being of those in your command becomes your priority. It is instinctive for you to watch them and call out what you see and whether they like what you say is not even up for discussion. We all have a job to do; lead or follow someone who will.
Published by Delisa Rodgers-Fields
Delisa Rodgers-Fields is the founder of The Love Church Charlotte located in Charlotte, NC. She has spent twenty plus years studying the word of God and served eleven consecutive years before entering full time ministry. Delisa has traveled extensively imparting the good news of the Kingdom under an apostolic and prophetic grace leaving a rich deposit of God's grace everywhere she goes. Delisa has a unique gift for imparting prophetic understanding of times and seasons with her keen eye with powerful signs and wonders following. has a strong global ministry where she impacts thousands of lives almost daily as she releases fresh words of wisdom, revelation, warning, and instruction to the Body of Christ at large. View all posts by Delisa Rodgers-Fields