Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22
Ladies, don’t you dare switch to another blog. Seriously. If you have an uneasy feeling in your stomach RIGHT ABOUT NOW then you might struggle just a wee bit with this Biblical concept. Hang tight! I think you might see things differently in just a few minutes.God is a god of order. He always has been. There was a system in the way he created man. Just like there was a system in the way he created woman. And when people live according to God’s order, they experience harmony, victory and peace. When they step outside of it, things go awry and any chance of unity is tossed out the window. I am personally a big fan of submission. I have no problem WHATSOEVER following Chris Beall. Granted, he is quite the leader, but even in the days he struggled leading our family, I still did it. It was hard some days because I thought I could do it better than him. I thought my ideas and ways were far more efficient than his. Little did I know, God was far more concerned with my willingness to follow instead of my ability to argue and disrupt. Once I really understood what submission was, I began to experience a freedom I never knew.
A godly husband will not want to lord submission over his wife. He will want her input and he will weigh it heavily when making a decision. Chris rarely does things without my full support. He is FULLY AWARE of the responsibility that is upon him. After 15 years of marriage, he’s learned that I do have insight to offer and he desperately wants our marriage to be unified. Yes, even lil ole me. I think the reason that submission has gotten such a BAD
Your obedience to God should never be dependent upon someone else’s obedience to God.
TRUST GOD.My fave Bible teacher, Beth Moore, once said,
Peace is submission to a trustworthy Authority, not resignation from all activity.Submitting to our husbands is ultimately a matter of submitting to God, our ultimate trustworthy Authority. When you rest in His very capable hands, you will experience peace. Your husband’s ability to make the right choice is not your responsibility. Your role is not to make sure your husband gets it right. God is actually quite the expert in that arena. All you need to do is support your husband and let him know that as he leads your family, you will follow him. Then, my friends, step back and watch that man of yours lead like crazy. I dare you.