SUBMISSION

If you’re an everyday bible reader such as myself then you will find it in the scriptures where God through his apostles speaks about submission (Ephesians 5:21-22, 1 Peter 2:13, 1 Peter 3:1, James 4:7) And God is teaching me the importance about submission and how it will play a major role in a marriage whenever I do get married. In recent articles that I’ve written I talked about how I’d spent  most of my life as a rebel and did whatever I wanted to do without any restraints. But during those years of rebellion I prayed to God on numerous occasions about marriage because I wanted to get married so badly only to my disappointment he never answered. Now that I’ve matured in my walk with the Lord and look back over my life, I can understand why. Submission first begins with God, and if a single woman cannot humble herself and refuses to yield herself to the Almighty God then there’s no way that she could submit to her husband in a marriage with a rebellious spirit because the marriage will eventually crumble. In the book of Genesis 1:26 it says: Then God said, let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God gave Adam the authority to rule over the earth and also put the animals under his dominion, and Adam was so intelligent that he named every animal that walks upon the face of the earth. He was equipped and had what it took to be a leader and to maintain the earth with the wisdom that God had placed in him, and once Eve was created, it was her duty to submit to that authority and leadership that God had given to Adam. When I had finally  given up and submitted myself to God, I gave him full control over my life because I trust him and trust that he knows what he’s doing because he knows me and can see farther than what I can see. And the man whom God sends to me will also know what I need and will be filled with wisdom and have spiritual insight and will know how to lead and guide me into further knowledge about Christ or to anything else that pertains to this life. But the problem with most of us women is that we have attitudes! Nasty, sassy, diva type of attitudes because we’re set in our ways, stubborn, don’t wanna listen to anything or anybody and we always got to have the final word about everything and then wonder why we always end up in all types of mess and situations and wonder why don’t nobody want us or want to be bothered with us. If Eve had fully submitted herself to Adam then sin and death would’ve never entered into the world, and if Adam had exercise the authority that God had given to him to lead and guide his wife and to protect her, then sin and death would’ve never entered in because God gave Adam the commandment concerning the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and it was his responsibility as a man and as a husband to make sure that his wife obeyed that commandment as well.  Being submissive doesn’t mean that a man can do whatever he wants to do to us ladies, neither does it mean that we as women don’t have a voice or our own minds! And it doesn’t mean that a man will be right about everything either because he won’t. But we can bring our ideas and opinions together and work together in coming to a mutual agreement about any situation.

Vicky Pittard

Advertisements