Many times in my marriage I have had the biggest battle going on inside of me over requests or tasks asked of me by my beloved husband.
Here is an example: My dear beloved decided that it was best for us to go and spend Sunday afternoon at his brother’s house. They were going to be watching the Super Bowl, like many American households,having friends and family over. My beloved decided this to be a good time for fellowship. Personally, I did not want to go. Let me give you a few reasons why: I had to prepare for my schooling week, I NEVER watch football, and watching a football game is not “fellowship”, but regardless what I wanted he made the decision. I felt forced to go-honestly. I, of course, suggested that he and the children go and I can stay home to accomplish my tasks. He negated that idea as soon as it escaped from my lips. NO we will go as a family, he said. With resentment building, I prepared myself for the evening.
As I prepared myself, I had this inner dialogue:
UGH-why do I have to go?
Am I not my own person?
Since when do I have to listen to him?
Am I a child or an adult?
Does submission mean I lose my own will for my life or my desires?
In the quest to seek the answer to these questions “Will over God’s Word” was born
the faculty of your mind by which you determine either to do or forbear an action, Choice; determination, or Disposition; inclination; desire.
Look up: 1 Peter 2:21
To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred)
Look up: Duet. 31: 6-8Even when it seems too difficult The Lord promises to never leave you. His Words will give you comfort when you can not find comfort. He will also direct you in all things!
Look up: 1 Corth. 10:13
Look up: Psalm 5:11
Most husband’s love their wives so deeply. They love her as much as they do their own bodies, if not more. Knowing your husband loves you so deeply, then why is submitting so hard? Dear One, submission is not a step towards being a mouse or a doormat. It is a step towards being a righteous woman. Take one step at a time, one situation as they come from your husband remembering that he loves you.
Look up: Proverb 31:28
Thank you for allowing me to walk you through the Word. May the Lord use it to His Glory!
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