If you’ve been in Christian circles long enough, you know there’s a word that is certain to stir up mixed feelings, wild emotions, opposing points of views, and general frustration. There are some who try to live by the intent of the word, and there are others who immediately put up a wall when you mention the word. I want to look at that word, but maybe from a different level. But give me a fair chance, please – don’t just close the post when you read the word, okay?
Even though I know how divisive this word is, I want to share about it from my own perspective. You’re welcome to agree, disagree, comment with your feelings, but I’d like you to hear what I have to say.
I approach this word with a good deal of hesitation. If you were to look at my life, if you knew my full story, you would have every right to say, “Why do you even want to consider submitting to your husband?”
So here’s the honest truth: On any given day, I don’t necessarily want to consider submitting to my husband.
Given all that has happened in my marriage, I’d like to just continue going through our mess, simply trying to get to the other side. But God keeps placing this word – one that divides even within the church – onto my heart.
For me, the concept of submission – even when I really don’t want to – means that I’m choosing to honor God first and foremost, by following His instruction to follow my husband.
So how do I get my heart to want to submit, especially when my husband has not always been the best leader and has let me down in some pretty big ways?
Join me at Jen’s blog as I share 3 of the ways I prepare my heart to submit – and why it isn’t really such a bad word.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Please feel free to leave your comments here or at Jen’s blog.