"John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." John 3:27
IN JESUS TODAY!
Leadership, position, occupation, and influence can only be given by God. When it is taken or acquired through some other way and not God's way for some other reason except to serve God's purposes and to serve others, it will be taken away. Only that which is done for Christ shall last, 1Corinthians (3:11-15). We cannot receive a thing and expect it to last except that which we receive from God and Heaven, because it is God that is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8) and the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Periodically changes or events take place so as to change the face or structure of things so that God can reestablish his presence. He will establish spiritual altars of compassion and love with his great wisdom to lead the way, thereby destroying the altars that have been erected to other gods. All of this comes from God's sovereign power and His endless wisdom, things happen because His heart reacts in accordance with our need and the needs of others. God sees the need and strategically moves His people in such a way that will increase His kingdom. God knows the plans that he has for us, (Jeremiah 29:11) We should not try to make our own.
With this understanding we shall know that we will not be moved, that God has a plan, and that His plans work to the good to those that love him. (Romans 8:28) All good things come from above. (James 1:7)