Genesis 1:26 reads, then God said, “Let us make manknd in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (NIV)
God has given us a mandate to be great in this earth and to fulfill our purpose. He has given us power and authority to be rulers. But did you notice that he never said to rule over other humans.
God wants each of us to have a relationship and not a dictatorship when it comes to our brethren. Even Jesus said in John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
Live and be a blessing!