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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Submission is not a bad word!


*image from google image search

Ok, this post will probably be very random since my mind is always jumping around from one point to another so please bare with me! Smile
Yes… I talk about submission a lot lately… mainly because it is a reminder for myself and because I want other wives, and everyone else, to see it is not bad! 
Submission… so many people make it out to be such a bad thing, and yes I used to be one that thought it was a bad word too.
Really, when we submit we are submitting to the Lord.  Love the translation below… like it is saying.. Hello… Wives… this is for YOU!
New Living Translation (©2007)
For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. ~Ephesians 5:22
Once I read this verse… showing that as we submit to our husbands we submit to the Lord
We need to work on not being easily offended, not being so defensive, but to submit and let go… to let God lead us in our decisions and in our reactions to things that are said or even not said.
We have to remember that our husbands are also God’s sons.  He loves them no matter what.  They are also going through the same kind of trials we are, struggling with doing what the Lord wants instead of what the world wants.
Our husbands have enough in the world to deal with... we should be the one person that will always be there for our husbands. To be that safe place for them to come to, to be themselves... to share their struggles and praises with. To be the one that will support them no matter what! They are the head of the household, as the Lord made them to be... wives need to work on submitting to them as to the Lord. It is something that is hard but will come in time with submitting to the Lord!
So.. submission isn’t about being run over… it is about letting our husbands take the lead, trusting him and trusting that the Lord will not let anything bad happen to us.  When we are submitting to our husbands we are submitting to the Lord!
With time and with discipline this will be something that will come naturally!  I am praying for this for myself… and can’t wait until that day!
The Lord will teach us, and gently show us the way…
New International Version (©1984)
because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son." ~Hebrews 12:6 (and to me He is also saying daughter)
Here’s some more posts I have done on submission.
 (not totally on submission but it is mentioned)

"Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you.~ Job 22:21
3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
7Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. ~ 1 Peter 3:3-5

* this by all means doesn't mean if you are in an abusive relationship that you should submit and put up with that.  Submission is NOT a reason for someone to beat you!  Please don't take it that way.  
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Anonymous said...

Hello, hon. I know for a fact that the reason why a lot of women have been abused by men because of that word so please let's take that into consideration.

Nicole said...

I do understand that and I didn't mean to say that those ladies should stay in that relationship. God doesn't want us to be abused.

I was meaning it more for the part of being selfish, not always seeing the bigger picture with submission. Sometimes when you submit, not getting that outfit or whatever, it makes things go smoother. Your husband sees that as respecting him as the leader of the household. Love and respect are the major components to submission. For both parties!


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