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If you are just join me for this little series so far we have talked about how submission does not me we are to be abused, it does not mean we are doormats and it also does not mean we are weak. This week we shall tackle the whole submission can be demanded. Over the years this one has really made me scratch my head. I have had many women email and tell me that their husbands are demanding them to be submissive. Now I will not say that we should not strive to make our husbands happy but I will say that submission is just not something that can be demanded.
Since the beginning of the Bible we see that we were given free will. After all Eve ate the fruit even though she was told not to by God.(Gen 3) When we became Christians we out of respect for God became submissive to Him because of His love and grace. We are submissive to husbands because of his love, respect and because it is pleasing to God. It is right there in the traditional marriage vows “to love, honor and obey”.
Submission is something that is seen and felt. When we choose to be submissive to our husbands this first starts within us. No one can demand us to make changes within ourselves. Nor can we accomplish it on our own. We must seek God’s help and guidance to do so.
Like all things in our Christian walk submission is something that we do because we are moved to do so because of the Spirit of God within us. God doesn’t demand us to love Him but it is pleasing to Him that we do. God doesn’t demand us to honor His commandments and yet we do because we want to.
Those in Biblical marriages do not feel that they are being demanded to be submissive. Instead it is something we do because it is pleasing to our God. It is also pleasing to our husbands.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
*****Disclaimer: This site is for women. Submission in a marriage goes two ways however since this is a site strictly for women I will not chime in on the roles of submission for men. It is my own personal conviction that I should not minister to men nor will I do so on this site. All comments are welcome after all I love hearing others input, however, we all must remember to keep our comments respectful*******I would like to invite you to my Facebook group Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?