Submission.Â It’s not a word most women like – at least not this one.Â I was born stubborn and worked for years to perfect the attitude.
Sometimes, I think that I’m the comic relief in the day of God.Â Why else would I get to the place of perfect stubbornness, only to discover submission?Â It’s all through the scripture:Â submit to God, submit to authority, and submit to your husband.
Ugh!Â Just thinking about it makes my skin crawl.
Thank God he’s patient!Â (I do on a daily basis)Â He’s taking his time remolding and directing my attitude.
I’ve recently come to understand the importance of submitting to my husband.Â I wanted an addition.Â There was a new baby on the way and we had to have the room.Â I found a way to get the money – even though we committed to not borrow money ever again.
I talked a reluctant husband into agreeing with me.Â We got a loan, I got the addition, and the disasters started right off.
What happened?Â I’ve come to understand that the reason I need to submit to my husband is that he is the timing.Â If he’s not ready, then it’s not time.
So I announced yesterday at bible study (out loud and to witnesses) that I was going to go the whole week without saying no to my husband or arguing with him.
I made it six hours.
I recovered, and have made it most of this day without any more slip ups.Â I’ll keep you posted on what becomes of my submissive life and the blessings I know are going to flow.