Ephesians 5: 22
Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
Let’s be clear about one thing— no one likes to submit and it does not come naturally to anyone. No, submission is a choice. God asks wives to submit to their husbands, not because the husband is better or greater than the wife, but because there can only be one person in charge— and God has chosen that person to be the husband. Therefore, as a wife, I have a choice to make in my marriage. My choice is: am I going to obey God and submit to my husband or am I going to rebel and do my own thing? There are consequences to both decisions.
If you choose to submit, that does not mean that you never express to your husband your thoughts and feelings about situations— communication is a key component in a happy, successful marriage. You absolutely should tell your husband your ideas, your dreams, your goals and your opinions— even if they are different than his. But, in the end, your husband has the final word. Take heart ladies— your husband is ultimately the one accountable for his decisions, because when you are the one in charge, you are the one who is responsible for the outcome. That should take a big weight off of our shoulders...and in a way, God is protecting us.
Make no mistake though, in our submission, we are ultimately choosing to submit to God. That fact alone helps when you do not agree with your husband. You can take on the mindset, “I do not agree, but God, I am submitting to You out of obedience to Your word.” God will still bless that decision because you are obeying.
I don’t like to submit, especially when I think I am right. But, Lord, I need to obey You, and not question Your wisdom. I pray that I will communicate what I need to, to my husband and yet still submit when I need to. Give me strength to do what You command me to do.
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