Submissiveness...



According to the recent poll on my blog, most of you ladies are either trying to be submissive to your husbands or are already doing this on a daily basis.  Way to go! :)  In our society today, it can a difficult task.  Women who don't understand biblical submission swear we are ruining what they fought so hard to accomplish...individualism.  They feel like they don't need to rely on their husband.  But, that is not how it was set up to be.  We were created to be a helper suitable for our husband.  And his role was to be our leader, provider, and protector.  From the beginning, we were supposed to be under the protection and leadership of our husbands.  Eve allowed sin to distract her from the leadership and protection of Adam.  She stepped out from under that umbrella.  We all know what happened after that...

It is a blessing when our husbands are godly.  We can put our trust in Him who created our husbands to be our leader, provider, and protector.  We can trust that our husbands have put themselves under His authority and in turn we are ultimately under His authority, but our husband is our earthly authority.  "...Your desire will be for your husband and he will rule over you." Genesis 3:16, "Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God." 1 Cor 11:3, "Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church....also, wives should submit to their husbands in everything." Ephesians 5:22-24

If our husband is not godly, then we are to submit anyway unless they ask us to sin, then we would not go against God's law.  But, in the day to day decisions of life, we are to submit to them.  We can only do our part that God has created us for.  We can pray for our husband if they are not saved, but our actions will speak volumes to them if we are submissive.  I am blessed to have a godly husband and it is my heart's desire to be more submissive.  I have come a LONG way in the 14+ years we have been married.  It is such a joy when we live our life the way God designed for us to.  It is a wonderful picture of the Godhead.

What are some things you do to make your husband feel special?  What are some things you do to let him know you love and trust him as the leader God appointed him to be?

Comments

  1. Being submissive is so hard sometimes, I really struggle with it and often make mistakes. Making it hard is the fact that my DH is not a believer but I try all the time. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

    I like to cook DH nice meals, make surre the house is the way he likes it.

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