We are still in 1 Peter 3! The dreaded topic of submission is the topic for today. Is it a dreaded topic for you? What if we decide to have a different attitude about it, and see it as a joy and not drudgery?
I didn’t like the word submission when I first heard it. I thought it meant I was to become a doormat and not be able to voice my thoughts or opinions. I was afraid of it, actually, but when I finally understood God’s plan for it, I felt relief! Part of my problem was trying to control everything and not having faith enough in God that He could control my life and my husband. Once I understood that I was called to be a helpmate to my husband, encourage and lift him up in his leadership in our marriage and family, then I felt a peace and order in my life. The reason I felt such order and peace is because I was finally following God’s plan, not my own.
Submission means we are to voluntarily submit to our husband’s authority with a joyful and supportive attitude. Many of us follow his leadership with resentment, and sometimes, anger.
Ladies, when you become your husband’s biggest supporter and intimate friend, he will draw closer to you and not drift from you. Be his biggest fan!