Who’s The Boss?
21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
GOD has called every one of us to put the needs of others before our own.
In that moment when I want what I think is best, I have to remind myself to ask the question “Who’s the boss?”. I often desire to be the boss, but our LORD has called each of us into a life of submission. What does that look like?
Being a wife and mother certainly drives one along the journey of submission. We often put our family’s needs before our own. But do we do it graciously? In 27 years of marriage and 2 children, the opportunity to follow the LORD in submission has presented itself almost daily!
Now no one has to tell me that I have a strong personality, however I prefer to be described as someone who feels passionately about certain things. I know you know what I am talking about …. those moments when we have a pretty good idea of how things should be done so we might “maneuver” things just enough to get the “happy ending” we know is right for everyone! In these moments, I am trying to influence my husband by placing my agenda over my submission to my husband and ultimately GOD.
Thankfully, the LORD is gracious and patient with me. I was recently introduced to a book by Shannon Popkin called Control Girl. This book focuses on 7 different controlling women in the Bible. Through these women, I am developing a deeper understanding of what GOD calls us to do. He wants me to ALLOW HIM to lead my husband in the direction our family should go. In other words, in my submission as a wife, I can encourage my husband to listen to GOD’S voice, not just my voice. My voice cannot be the loudest voice, for that position belongs to our LORD.