Protecting and preserving unity will come at the cost of personal gain and position. Little matters more to God than the unity of His family. Since God does not often unfold his plan it calls on us to position ourselves where God alone decides our destiny devoid of our personal interference. Never take power, but submit to God’s authority. If you must effort to take, keep, or protect a throne then God never gave it to you.
David said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do such a thing to my master (Saul), the Lord’s anointed,or lay my hand on him; for he is the anointed of the Lord.” – I Samuel 24:6