If there’s no vision, “Christian” leaders asking for submission are calling for followers to submit to them instead of God.
Christian leaders are often frustrated when followers don’t follow them. They shouldn’t be. Technically and ultimately, all Christians are Jesus Christ’s followers.
Christian leaders should be concerned when those entrusted to them are not following God.
Christian leaders’ responsibility is to lead followers to the vision that God has given to them. When such vision is not conveyed, leaders calling for submission is in the danger of giving the impression that they are calling for followers to submit to them. When there’s no vision to refer to, all the followers see would be the persons who are calling for attention and submission!
As leader, I need to constantly remind myself about this.