When James Dobson formed FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, he could have packed the board of directors with “yes” men. He chose not to. Instead, he named strong personalities that, at times, clashed with his own views. And when he needed to submit to the board, he did so.
We are all accountable to someone. Professors to department heads. Preachers to elders. Employees to bosses. Politicians to the voters.
It is never easy to be accountable, but it helps us become more of who God designed us to be. Even when the advice of our overseers is bad, the act of submitting can be good.
I guess that is why the Bible spends so much time encouraging us to submit.