Instead of going to church this Sunday, my hubby had to go to the hospital for his Mom. An odd thing happened. No one took his seat. Not me, not our kids. Not our friends. No one. He usually sits on the end, and I although I normally like that seat, I had a natural instinct not to take it.
Sometimes, ladies, we are tempted to take over…..ok….almost always we want to take over….ok…..most always we DO take over. We take charge of so many things in our day. In certain circumstances, this is fitting. But not in the case of our husbands. That seat is taken.
Submission is misunderstood. I’m a strong leading woman. I know that comfortable feeling of leading and taking charge. Not in this case. That seat is taken. I gladly give it up. I know that sweet, cozy feeling of letting God take control. Dear sister, true fulfillment comes from living close to Him and His purpose for your life. We honor Christ by following His example in Ephesians Ch 5. Remember…..the wife gets to submit….the husband gets to die…
As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her.